Casey Ramos scores technical decision over Jonathan Perez
Casey Ramos was not about to let a cut or his opponent get the better of him.
Ramos was able to grind his way to an eight-round technical decision over Jonathan Perez before a sold-out crowd at the Marriott Convention Center in Burbank, California.
Ramos improves to 22-0 (5 knockouts), while Perez drops to 35-14 (28 KOs).
Ramos, who had not fought since Nov. 20, was fighting in his first scheduled 10-round bout. Perez entered the Ramos bout having won two straight.
Perez was the aggressor throughout most of the fight but Ramos countered effectively. He found success with repeated left hooks to the head, scoring a flash knockdown near the end of the second round with that punch.
While Ramos was busy fending off the aggressive Perez, a cut developed over his right eye due to an accidental clash of heads. Blood seeped into his eye, forcing Ramos to paw at the cut while dealing with his opponent.
Despite the cut, Ramos continued to out-land Perez for most of the fight until near the end of the eighth round, when the ringside physician advised referee Raul Caiz to stop the bout.
Since the bout was stopped due to a cut that was caused by accidental clash of heads, according to the unified rules, the bout went to the scorecards. All three judges scored the bout 80-71 in favor of Ramos.
Barboza bests Becerra
In the opening bout of the UniMas ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ broadcast, welterweight Arnold Barboza Jr. won a six-round unanimous decision over Max Becerra.
Barboza goes to 11-0 (4 KOs), while Becerra falls to 8-2-2 (5 KOs).
Barboza was at his best when he initiated exchanges with the taller Becerra, scoring with winging crosses and hooks to the head. Becerra mounted sporadic attacks, landing an occasional jab or right hand to Barboza’s head.
Both fighters had their moments in the final two rounds, in which each stood their ground, connecting with various hooks and crosses to the head.
All three judges scored the bout in favor of Barboza, 60-54 twice and 59-55.
In non-televised action:
– In junior lightweight action, former world title challenger Miguel Marriaga (23-1, 19 KOs) won a hard-fought eight-round unanimous decision over Adones Aguelo (24-14-2, 16 KOs). Both Marriaga and Aguelo traded vicious punches during the first half of the fight before Marriaga began to box more in rounds five and six. Sensing he was down on the scorecards, Aguelo mounted a rally during the final two rounds but it was not enough as all three judges scored the bout in favor of Marriaga, 77-75 twice and 79-73.
– Junior lightweight Guy Robb (18-1, 8 KOs) dropped Carlos Padilla near the end of round four, eventually getting the stoppage win after the fourth round when Padilla (15-4-1, 9 KOs) retired in his corner.
– After being outboxed during the first two rounds, super middleweight Joe Louie Lopez (8-0, 5 KOs) hurt and eventually stopped Liam Vaughan (9-3, 2 KOs) at 1:16 of the third round.
– In the opening bout of the Top Rank Promotions card, junior featherweight Miguel Alcantara (2-0, 2 KOs) stopped Marco Alcaraz (1-9, 1 KO) at 1:31 of the second round.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since Oct. of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.