Another weight class, identical outcome.
Jesus Ramos, combating for the primary time as a full-fledged junior middleweight, defeated Brian Mendoza by a unanimous resolution in a 10-round bout Sunday night time at The Armory in Minneapolis.
Mendoza (19-2, 13 KOs) was a puzzle for Ramos (17-0, 14 KOs) within the first a number of rounds, when he used his toes to remain out of Ramos’ punching vary and landed some eye-catching photographs. However, by round Round 4, Ramos, combating patiently, closed the gap and commenced to land constantly to the top and physique.
Mendoza was aggressive all through however was outworked by Ramos and took way more punishment than the winner, notably within the ultimate few rounds. Thus, all three judges had the identical rating: 98-92, eight rounds to 2.
Ramos, who had constructed a status as a knockout artist, has now received consecutive fights by resolution. He outpointed Javier Molina in May.
“I felt strong in there,” Ramos stated. “I’ve to return and take a look at the tape and see what I did unsuitable, however I fought with plenty of power. He caught me with some good punches early on, so I knew I used to be going to should take my time with him. …
“I started breaking him down and I started going to the body and touching him a lot more. He was a strong dude with a good team behind him. I knew he was going to come prepared, and I liked the competitiveness he brought.”
Ramos, solely 20, has been a welterweight contender however evidently will marketing campaign as a junior middleweight going ahead. He needs to win a world title earlier than he turns 22. However, for now, he simply intends to remain busy.
“Hopefully I’ll be able to get back in the ring once more this year and finish out strong,” he stated. “I’ll talk to my team and we’ll go from there.”
In the co-main occasion, light-weight Starling Castillo (16-0, 12 KOs) defeated Juan Carlos Burgos (34-6-2, 21 KOs) by a unanimous resolution in a 10-rounder.