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Carlos Ivan Velasquez Faces Rico Ramos on Sept. 7th

Puerto Rico's undefeated Olympian, Carlos Ivan Velásquez (15-0, 11 KOs), takes a major step up in competition when he challenges former world champion, Rico Ramos (21-3, 11 KOs).  The 10-round featherweight bout will take place at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California, September 7 on the undercard of Chris Arreola vs. Seth Mitchell, a show promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and televised on Showtime. Velásquez vs. Ramos will be a non-televised bout with the possibility of highlights shown.

Velásquez who represented Puerto Rico in the 2004 Olympics, was an outstanding amateur boxer winning numerous amateur championships.  Being the last man to defeat Yuriokis Gamboa, Velásquez feels he has the skills to become a world champion sometime in 2014.

"I'm ready for the next chapter of my career," said Velásquez. "Rico Ramos is a world class fighter and I'm looking to put on a great show for the fans."

A win against Rico Ramos will surely give Velásquez the recognition he is seeking.   Velásquez is coming of an impressive unanimous decision victory against Giorgi Mtchedlishvili this past May. Carlos dropped Mtchedlishvili in the final round of that bout.

"I feel with a few more fights, I'll be ready to challenge all top contenders in the featherweight division and fight for a world title by next year.  First, I have to get past Ramos and show the boxing world that I'm a worthy contender.  My main focus is beating Rico Ramos. I want to become my islands next great champion and this will move me into that direction"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by apocalypto on 08-29-2013

[QUOTE=TheMexHurricane;13693046]15 fights and he's going to fight a former world champ very much still in his prime? Who the hell is managing these Ricans? :bsflag::bsflag::bsflag:[/QUOTE] Ramos sucks balls.

Comment by HeroBando on 08-29-2013

[QUOTE=Tomasio;13693610]They have always been with GB(ever since day 1 as pros) but they were managed by some guys(Cuban descent) fron Maimi..[/QUOTE] How the hell do you get managed into 2.5 years of inactivity? Had to be some personal stuff going…

Comment by Tomasio on 08-28-2013

[[email protected];13693427]They are with GBPs, I dont know what happend with this guys. Ivan is exciting, punchers hard as helll and has good skills.[/QUOTE] They have always been with GB(ever since day 1 as pros) but they were managed by some…

Comment by [email protected] on 08-28-2013

[QUOTE=Tomasio;13693249]Finally Carlos Ivan Velasquez is back in action! For a while I thought they fell off the face of the earth.. (I say they cause he has a twin brother(Juan Carlos) that also fights) He started fighting pro before Gamboa…

Comment by Tomasio on 08-28-2013

Finally Carlos Ivan Velasquez is back in action! For a while I thought they fell off the face of the earth.. (I say they cause he has a twin brother(Juan Carlos) that also fights) He started fighting pro before Gamboa…

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