Jesse Hart

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Jesse Hart
Statistics
Real nameJesse Hart
Weight(s)Super Middleweight (168 lb)
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1989-08-14) August 14, 1989 (age 29)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights28
Wins26
Wins by KO21
Losses2

Jesse Hart (born June 26, 1989 in Philadelphia) is an American professional boxer in the Super Middleweight division. He is the current USBA Super Middleweight Champion.

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Jesse Hart is the son of former Philly middleweight contender Eugene Hart. Eugene trains his son to this day.[1] In 2011, Hart won the National Golden Gloves Championships, and the US National Championships at Middleweight.[2] He was, at one time, the number one rated amateur boxer at Middleweight in the US.[3] Hart failed to qualify to the 2012 Summer Olympics, losing to Terrell Gausha on countback at the final match of the US Olympic Trials. Hart accumulated an 85-11 record as an amateur.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hart turned pro in June 2012, signing with promotional outfit Top Rank.[4] Hart won his first 16 fights against mediocre opposition, with 13 wins coming by way of knockout. In May 2015, Hart fought Mike Jimenez in the undercard of Mayweather-Pacquiao. Hart won in dominant fashion, breaking Jimenez down before winning by technical knockout in round 6. With the win, Hart claimed the USBA and the NABO super middleweight titles.[5][6] Hart defended his North American titles four times against the likes of Dashon Johnson and Andrew Hernandez. Johnson gave Hart an extremely tough fight, despite the former's 19-18-3 record going into the fight. Hart seemed to tire in the latter half of the fight and Johnson dropped Hart in the final round. In the end, Hart took the win by unanimous decision (98-91, 97-92, 95-94).[7]

Ramírez vs. Hart[edit]

Jesse Hart reached an agreement to fight WBO world champion Gilberto Ramírez on September 22, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona.[8] On August 22, the fight was made official and an announcement was made for the venue. The fight was to take place at the Convention Center.[9][10]

In front of 4,103 fans, Ramírez retained his WBO super middleweight title in a hard-fought battle against a game Hart, which went the 12 round distance. The final judges scorecards were 115-112, 115-112, and 114-113 in favour of Ramírez. He started off strong, dropping Hart in round 2 following a left uppercut, which Hart did not see coming. Hart beat the count and survived the round. In round 4, Hart took tremendous punishment, but managed to stay on his feet. The last 6 rounds saw the fight turnaround in favour of Hart. He landed many power shots to the head of Ramírez, who held his own. Ramírez seemed to have tired out during the closing rounds. Round 11 saw Hart rock Ramírez badly, but not realizing that his legs had given way, thus failing to go for the finish. Had Hart not been dropped in round 2, the fight would have ended via majority decision.[11][12] After the fight, Ramírez said, "This one was for all the Dreamers, all the people of Mexico and what they are going through with the earthquake. The plan was push, push, push and put a lot of pressure on him and keep him off balance. I wanted to put on a really big body attack every round. There was nothing easy in this fight." Hart was humble in defeat, "I take nothing away from him. He's a good champ. He has my respect. The knockdown was my fault. Zurdo's a really good fighter." Ramírez landed 220 punches from 690 thrown (32%), this included 40 of his 70 power shots thrown. Hart landed 132 of his 497 thrown (27%).[13]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
28 fights 26 wins 2 losses
By knockout 21 0
By decision 5 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
28 Win 26–2 Cuba Sullivan Barrera UD 10 Jun 15, 2019 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US
27 Loss 25–2 Mexico Gilberto Ramirez MD 12 Dec 14, 2018 United States Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S. For WBO super middleweight title
26 Win 25–1 United States Mike Gavronski TKO 3 (10), 0:52 Aug 18, 2018 United States Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, U.S Retained NABF super middleweight title
25 Win 24–1 United States Demond Nicholson TKO 7 (10), 2:26 Apr 28, 2018 United States Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, U.S Won vacant NABF super middleweight title
24 Win 23–1 Ghana Thomas Awimbono TKO 1 (10), 1:28 Feb 3, 2018 United States Bank of America Center, Corpus Christi, U.S.
23 Loss 22–1 Mexico Gilberto Ramírez UD 12 Sep 22, 2017 United States Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, U.S. For WBO super middleweight title
22 Win 22–0 Mexico Alan Campa TKO 5 (10), 0:44 Apr 8, 2017 United States MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland, U.S. Retained USBA and NABO super middleweight titles
21 Win 21–0 United States Andrew Hernandez TKO 3 (10), 1:59 Nov 4, 2016 United States Treasure Island Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained USBA and NABO super middleweight titles
20 Win 20–0 United States Dashon Johnson UD 10 Mar 18, 2016 United States 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Retained USBA and NABO super middleweight titles
19 Win 19–0 Mexico Andrik Saralegui TKO 1 (8), 0:54 Dec 12, 2015 United States Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
18 Win 18–0 United States Aaron Pryor Jr. TKO 9 (10), 2:51 Sep 11, 2015 United States Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained USBA and NABO super middleweight titles
17 Win 17–0 United States Mike Jimenez TKO 6 (10), 2:13 May 2, 2015 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Retained NABF junior super middleweight title
Won vacant USBA and vacant NABO super middleweight titles
16 Win 16–0 Colombia Samuel Miller TKO 2 (8), 2:07 Dec 13, 2014 United States 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Puerto Rico Roberto Acevedo KO 4 (8), 1:15 Oct 4, 2014 United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 United States Shujaa El Amin TKO 6 (8), 1:36 Jun 14, 2014 United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 United States Samuel Clarkson UD 8 Apr 11, 2014 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 United States Derrick Findley UD 6 Jan 25, 2014 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 United States Tyrell Hendrix TKO 1 (6), 1:20 Dec 7, 2013 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 United States Terrence Wilson KO 1 (4), 1:57 Sep 28, 2013 United States Bally's Event Center, Atlantic City, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 United States Steven Tyner TKO 1 (6), 1:20 Aug 10, 2013 United States Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 United States Eddie Hunter TKO 2 (6), 1:17 Jul 12, 2013 United States Bally's Event Center, Atlantic City, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Thomas Turner TKO 1 (6), 2:15 Jun 1, 2013 United States Radio City Music Hall, New York, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Marlon Farr TKO 3 (6), 1:33 Apr 13, 2013 United States Temple University McGonigle Hall, Philadelphia, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Steven Tyner UD 4 Dec 8, 2012 United States Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 United States Joshua Meyers TKO 3 (4), 2:01 Nov 10, 2012 United States Harrah's Philadelphia, Chester, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Lekan Byfield KO 1 (4), 0:48 Sep 14, 2012 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Steven Chadwick TKO 1 (4), 2:38 Jul 7, 2012 United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Manuel Eastman TKO 1 (4), 0:33 Jun 9, 2012 United States MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, U.S.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/philadelphia/81449-a-fathers-life-and-a-brothers-death-propel-philly-boxer-jesse-harts-dream-be-the-best
  2. ^ "Philadelphia's Hart wins Olympic boxing trial". Philly.com. 2011-08-06. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  3. ^ "TeamUSA | Home". Usaboxing.org. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  4. ^ a b http://www.espn.co.uk/boxing/story/_/id/7836029/jesse-hart-son-70s-contender-eugene-cyclone-hart-turns-pro
  5. ^ http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/12468773/jesse-hart-super-middleweight-prospect-thrilled-floyd-mayweather-manny-pacquiao-undercard
  6. ^ http://www.fighthype.com/news/article19776.html
  7. ^ http://www.boxingnews24.com/2016/03/jesse-hart-defeats-dashon-johnson/
  8. ^ "Gilberto Ramirez Expects Big Fireworks With Jesse Hart - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  9. ^ "Valdez, Ramirez to defend titles on 9/22 ESPN show". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  10. ^ "The next Top Rank card on ESPN is official and it will include two world title fights in which the four combatants are a combined 108-0 with 73 KOs". ESPN.com. 2017-08-21. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  11. ^ "Gilberto Ramirez Drops, Decisions a Very Game Jesse Hart - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  12. ^ "Oscar Valdez, Gilberto Ramirez retain titles with hard-fought decisions - The Ring". The Ring. 2017-09-23. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  13. ^ "'Zurdo' Ramirez outpoints Hart, retains super middleweight title". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-09-23.

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