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Luis Ramos Jr. Hopes To Impress, Knock Bolanos Out

By Francisco Salazar

Do not call unbeaten Luis Ramos a contender. Do not call him a prospect either.

He will allow the media to call him what they think he could or should be. Instead of worrying about that, what he will do is continue to improve and win fights in order to one day secure a world title fight.

Ramos will fight Noe Bolanos in a scheduled 10 round junior welterweight fight at the Hangar at the OC Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The bout, which headlines a Golden Boy Promotions, in association with Roy Englebrecht Promotions, card, will be televised on Fox Sports and Fox Sports Deportes at 10PM ET (delayed on the west coast).

Ramos is coming off a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision over Daniel Attah on April 21st. Ramos dropped the former world title challenger in the third round on his way to the decision win.

Fighting near his hometown of Santa Ana, Ramos will have the crowd in his favor as he faces the hard-hitting veteran Bolanos. Although he has fought at the Hangar before, he does not feel any added pressure in fighting before a large contingent of family and friends.

“I love to fight and I am excited to fight near where I live,” Ramos told BoxingScene.com on Tuesday. “The one good thing about fighting here is that I don’t have to travel a long way. I just want to show that there are just as good boxers here in Santa Ana.”

Ramos (22-0, 9 KOs) has called home to the TKO Gym in Santa Ana since beginning his professional career back in October of 2007. More victories by Ramos, along with unbeaten super featherweight Ronny Rios, could put Santa Ana on the boxing map.

Ramos will have his hands full against Bolanos later tonight. In his last bout on June 29th, Bolanos (24-6-1 1NC, 16 KOs) was stopped by Ivan Alvarez in the fourth round of a scheduled 10 rounder. Prior to his loss to Alvarez, Bolanos had won four in a row.

With so much on the line, including a top 15 ranking by a major sanctioning body, Ramos is not overlooking Bolanos. Instead, he hopes to make a statement in this bout.

“I’ve seen tapes and we have a game plan for him,” said Ramos, who is managed by Frank Espinoza and promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. “I want to take him out. It’s good if we go 10 rounds, but it would be better if I take him out. I’m going to do what I do best.”

This will be the first time Ramos will take a significant challenge at 140 pounds. Ramos is testing the waters at the junior welterweight limit after campaigning for some time at lightweight.

Along with trainer Hector Lopez, Ramos wanted to see if fighting at a higher weight would be advantageous for him or not. Both will make a decision after tonight's fight.

“It’s not easy lately for me to make 135 pounds. I know my body structure and age might play a role in that. Maybe fighting at 140 pounds will be good in the long run. I’ve been focusing a lot on my power and sitting down on my punches. In previous fights against veterans, I’ve relied on my speed and I was too quick for them. But I’m still learning and we’ve been working on sitting down on my punches. I feel much stronger and comfortable training for 140 pounds.”

One reason Ramos may be fighting at 140 pounds is because he would like an eventual showdown against current world title belt holder Danny Garcia. Ramos lost to Garcia during an amateur tournament years ago.

“I had to fight the day before we fought and he didn’t. I know if I were to fight him, it would be a different outcome.”

Ramos is one of the more quiet and respectful young fighters today. So far, he passed every test put in front of him, including a close and somewhat disputed 10 round decision win over Ray Beltran back on January 6th.

“I proved people wrong in that fight and I want to continue proving people wrong.”

While some people may think he is still a prospect or not even a contender, Ramos has continued to march forward. He may not have speed, but he makes up for that with accuracy. He may not flash, but has the necessary grit to grind out fights.

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