Rigondeaux Wins Super Bantamweight Title With KO of Ramos

January 21, 2012

Rigondeaux (White Trunks) Attacks
Tom Casino / SHOWTIME

Guillermo Rigondeaux won a world title in only his ninth professional fight by knocking out the defending World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight champion Rico Ramos at 1:29 of the sixth round at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

In his first title defense, Ramos never found his rhythm.

"Rico Ramos is a very good fighter," Rigondeaux said. "But I train very hard and when I train, no one can beat me."

The quick and slick Rigondeaux scored a knockdown in the first round and threw a slew of rapid-fire power shots, but Ramos survived the early adversity.

From there, Rigondeaux methodically controlled the pace, although both fighters seemed a bit tentative and unwilling to engage from the second through the fifth rounds.

In the sixth, Rigondeaux (9-0, 7 KOs) bothered Ramos by holding and hitting. Joe Cortez warned Rigondeaux as Ramos (20-1, 11 KOs) recovered, but Rigondeaux smelled blood in the water.

The Cuban then burst from his corner and belted Ramos with power shots to the head and a solid left hook to the midsection, sending Ramos to the canvas for a count of ten.

"He hit me in the back of the head and I got dizzy," said Ramos. "The referee told us to fight and I wanted to take my time. That’s when he caught me with the body shot and I fell. I’m going to bounce back harder. I’ll be up in that gym next week."

By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald

1 comment:

  1. Would love to see Donaire move up and battle this guy


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