Ref’s shirt rips in half during nail biting boxing contest

In a riveting showdown on the undercard of the Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia matchup, referee Benjy Esteves found himself grappling not only with the fighters but also with an unexpected wardrobe malfunction. The incident occurred during a thrilling super-flyweight bout, capturing the attention of spectators and commentators alike.

David Jiminez emerged victorious over John Ramirez, securing the WBA ‘interim’ belt at 115lbs in a hard-fought battle, marking the third clash of the evening.

The match proved to be physically intense, with Esteves frequently intervening to separate the combatants. Amidst one such intervention, towards the latter stages of the bout, Esteves inadvertently tore the back of his shirt while separating Jiminez and Ramirez.

Commentator Todd Grisham highlighted the mishap, noting Esteves’ wardrobe malfunction during the live broadcast on DAZN.

Despite Ramirez entering the ring undefeated at 13-0, Jimenez claimed victory via unanimous decision, with judges scoring the bout 117-111, 117-111, 116-112 in his favor.

Jimenez’s triumph was well-deserved, showcasing superior work rate and resilience throughout the scrappy encounter. Despite the messy nature of the bout, Jimenez’s performance captivated viewers, delivering an entertaining spectacle.

Early rounds saw a closely contested affair, yet by the eighth round, Jimenez asserted dominance, dictating the pace and inflicting significant damage on Ramirez’s visage.

Post-match, Jimenez expressed gratitude for the victory, attributing it to his relentless work ethic and the support of his team. Hailing from Cartago, Costa Rica, Jimenez reflected on his journey from humble beginnings and vowed to continue making history for his country.

With this win, Jimenez advances to a record of 16-1, positioning himself favorably for a shot at the full WBA world title currently held by Kazuto Ioka.

Previously ranked No.1 with the sanctioning body, Ramirez now faces a setback following his first professional defeat. Meanwhile, Jimenez’s ascension promises a shift in the boxing landscape, signaling his emergence as a formidable contender in the super-flyweight division.

As the dust settles from this exhilarating encounter, the spotlight shines on Jimenez’s future prospects, with anticipation building for his potential title challenge against Ioka.