Jamal James won a majority decision against Abel Ramos in what was supposed to be a showcase fight in his hometown. Judges scored it 96-94, 96-94, 95-95.
Betting odds had Jamal James as a (-1000) favorite, while gamblers backing Ramos caused the odds to drop to (-850).
James came out firing and was using his reach to land sharp, straight punches on Ramos. However, he was caught with a left hook in the second round that wobbled him.
James did not cruise through this fight by any means and Abel Ramos made a good show of himself, which made boxing bettors question whether it was justified for Oddsmakers to set James as such a heavy favorite.