Jesus Ramos Jr. didn’t get his customary knockout in his most up-to-date combat, a 10-round unanimous determination over Javier Molina in May. He walked away with one thing extra useful, although: expertise.
The 20-year-old Arizonan hadn’t been previous six rounds in any earlier combat in good half due to his punching energy, which has ended 10 of his 16 fights inside two rounds. He’s scheduled to go 10 in opposition to Brian Mendoza on Sunday (Fox).
“I learned a lot,” Ramos mentioned on the The PBC Podcast. “Just understanding I can execute a sport plan for 10 rounds, to know I can try this and keep targeted for 10 rounds was large for me. Being capable of break him down spherical after spherical was a studying course of.
“… I did really feel I obtained overly anxious, I felt I used to be searching for the knockout an excessive amount of. I discovered from that, I discovered rather a lot. I believe it’ll be a special combat on Sept. 5.
That is perhaps an understatement.
Molina, a artful veteran, made it tough for Ramos to land his large bombs due to his capability, motion and expertise. Mendoza can also be a very good boxer however is aggressive by nature, which is right for a tough puncher like Ramos.
Ramos (16-0, 14 KOs) doesn’t consider he’ll be chasing Mendoza (19-1, 13 KOs) at The Armory in Minneapolis.
“He likes to come forward, applying smart pressure,” Ramos mentioned. “I believe whereas he throws his punches he type of leaves himself open. I believe he throws his punches large. I’m planning to capitalize on that.
“… Molina had great movement. It was hard to hit him. Brian Mendoza is a whole different opponent, a lot easier to touch him. He’s going to be there.”
So is Ramos, who doesn’t fiddle within the ring. The similar goes for his profession.
He’s nonetheless not sufficiently old to enter a Las Vegas on line casino or drink legally however he’s quickly approaching elite standing, partially as a result of he isn’t afraid to face the likes of Molina and Mendoza at such a young age.
He believes he isn’t removed from his first title shot.
“Hopefully not too far,” mentioned Ramos, who’s ranked No. 11 by the WBA. “I keep taking these tougher fights for [that] reason. I want to be ready if the opportunity presents itself. I want to be ready to fight the best in the division, the best out there.”
They know he’s coming.