Rigondeaux KO’s Ramos In 6 To Capture The WBA Super Featherweight Champion
By: Boxing Writer Frank Rivera
Photos by: Mary Ann Lurie Owen
Guillermo Rigondeaux only has eight professional fights under his belt in his first two years, the former Cuban Olympic and Cuban National Amateur Champion was the heavy favorite going into last night’s title fight against WBA Super Featherweight Titleholder, Rico Ramos .
Rigondeaux made it clear to Ramos from the opening bell who was going to be in control of the fight, Ramos’ found out early that the Cuban Olympic National star meant serious business and was there to take his title. Rigondeaux dropped Ramos with a straight left in round one and from that point on, he dominated the entire fight until putting Ramos down with a left hook to the body in round six. Ramos was never able to make the count because of the hard body shot from Rigondeaux, the KO came at 1:29. After the fight, Rigondeaux called out Nonito Donaire in hopes to be able to land a fight with the Flash later on this year.
Photo by: Mary Ann Lurie Owen
On the undercard we saw two undefeated Super Featherweights prospect clash, Joel Diaz Jr. (7-0, 6 KO’s) vs Guy Robb (7-1, 3 KO’s) in a seesaw battle. Robb dropped Diaz in the second round with a right hand. Diaz Jr. returned the favor as he over whelmed Robb with punches causing him to drop to a knee in the third round, then Diaz Jr. scored another knockdown later in the same round. Robb would have his moments in the fight as he would find a way to get back in, but in the seventh round Diaz hurt Robb causing the referee to stop the fight at 2:20.
Results from the rest of the night:
Super Flyweight Action:
Matthew Villanueva (7-0-1, 7 KOs) scored a TKO over Mike Ruiz Jr. (8-2-1, 3 KOs).
Javier Molina (10-1) decision’s Albert Herrera (8-5-1, 5 KO’s) – Judges scored card 58-55, 58-55, and 59-54.
Razvan Conjanu (2-1) decision’s Rodney Hernandez (1-1) – Judges score card 39-37, 39-37 and 40-36.
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