Gilberto Ramirez Destroys Mouton In Blink Of An Eye
By Jake Donovan
Gennady Golovkin may have scored the most notable knockout of the weekend, but wasn't the only undefeated middleweight to win in spectacular fashion on Saturdday.
Unbeaten middleweight Gilberto Ramirez needed barely 90 seconds to annilhate normally durable Don Mouton in their main event at Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas.
The bout was supposed to serve as a stiff test for the 22-year old southpaw, who was fighting outside of his native Mexico for just the second time, though both occasions coming in consective fights. Ramirez found a way to make the adjustment versus Mouton, a 35-year old Houston native known for giving top and rising middleweights a tough night's work.
Ramirez rose to the occasion, coming out with a two-fisted attack that never gave Mouton a chance to breathe. With the action along the ropes, Ramirez simply kept his hands going until something gave.
That something was Mouton's punch resistance. Having never been stopped through roughly eight years as a pro, that dynamic was about to change in a big way. Ramirez scored a knockdown early, and wasn't going to stop until he got the knockout.
The unbeaten middleweight would get his wish. An ensuing flurry saw Mouton once again visit the canvas, this time good enough to bring an end to the contest.
The official time was 1:34 of round one.
Ramirez rolls to 27-0 (21KO) with the win, scoring his quickest knockout since his pro debut. Having been extended the distance in four of his last six contest, the talented middleweight makes a far more favorable impression on the U.S. boxing audience than was the case with his 10-round points win over Derrick Findley last August.
The bout headlined live on UniMas TV in the United States.
Rising super featherweight Jose Carlos Ramiez continues to go feast or famine in the ring. Either the 21-year old gets rid of his opponents in a hurry, or is taken the four-round distance.
Saturday's ring appearance saw the former play out. Ramirez scored early with a left hook then followed up with a volley of questions to force him the the canvas.
The referee saw enough and waved off the contest early.
Once promising prospect Roberto Marroquin continues to watch his career spiral downward. The Dallas-based welterweight was fortunate to escape with a unanimous draw versus journeyman Alejandro Rodriguez in their eight-round affair.
Scores were 76-76 across the board, as Marroquin fell behind early and rallied late to avoid a second straight loss. Rodriguez was the busier of the two and the more aggressive, as evidenced by the bruises and blood worn on Marroquin's face.
A late surge from the crowd favorite spared him the embarrassment of suffering a huge upset loss. However, the fact that he needed to come from behind speaks volumes of how far from grace he has truly fallen.
The draw verdict puts Marroquin's record at 23-3-1 (16KO), posting just one win in his last four bouts dating back to a wide points loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux in June '12.
Regional favorite Alex Saucedo made quick work of Francisco Reva, scoring a knockdown early en route to a first round knockout.
The Oklahoma City-based welterweight worked his jab early, creating an opening for a flurry of shots to force Reva (12-9, 9KO) to a knee. The journeyman beat the count, but a follow up by Saucedo prompted the referee to jump in and halt the action inside of the first round.
With the win, Saucedo cruises to 12-0 (9KO) and prepares for his next showcase - a supporting bout on the March 1 show in San Antonio, serving under an HBO-televised doubleheader which includes a rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera.
Rising featherweight prospect Jerren Cochran (10-0, 4KO) scored a six-round points win over Sergio Gomez (17-19, 13KO) in the arena's curtain raiser. Scores were 60-54 (Twice) and 59-55 in favor of the 23-year old Cochran, who - like Saucedo - is also scheduled to return March 1 in San Antonio.
Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 02-02-2014
Mouton is a leads w/his head guy wasn't xpected 2 go 3...Ramirez padding his entire career on soft touches...time 2 step up & show what you have, young man vs the elite....quit protecting him...Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
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