Ramos Not Impressed With Rigondeaux, Wants Donaire

By Luis Sandoval

WBA Super Bantamweight champion Rico Ramos is preparing to face the interim champion Guillermo Rigondeaux on December 31st on Showtime’s last broadcast of the calendar year.
Ramos recently spoke to’s The Boxing Lab to discuss his thoughts on the upcoming fight. While he feels Rigondeaux is a good fighter, he also isn’t as impressed with the undefeated Cuban.

“Rigondeaux is a very strong, smart fighter. I take nothing away from him, he really likes to counterpunch” explained Ramos. “But his [second to] last fight with Cordoba, to me honestly, exposed him. I mean he was just on him every round and Rigondeaux fell off a little bit”.

Rigondeaux was not only dropped in the Cordoba fight, but most felt he played keep away for the second half of the fight in a less than stellar performance. The undefeated Cuban, who has only had a total of 8 professional fights, is considered one of the best amateurs winning two gold medals and was a seven time Cuban National Champion.

While his pedigree is impressive, it doesn’t in anyway effect or intimidate Ramos who still feels Rigondeaux style remains that of an amateur.

“I’m not threatened at all. To me, he still has that amateur style. To me he still has that get the points and run away or move away [style]”.

The fight is taking place at the Honda Center in Anaheim which is just a stone throw away from where Ramos resides. Having the fight in his backyard is definitely something he’s excited about.

“It feels good. There’s going to be a lot of people there for me and that motivates me to work even harder. I mean just seeing my family and friends there, it’s a good feeling” said Ramos.

Ramos is going into to this fight very confident. He’s so confident in fact he is already calling out his next opponent.

“When Donaire comes to [122], we want him next”.

First Ramos must defeat his opponent on New Year’s Eve.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @truewest007. You can also tune in to BoxingScene’s official audio show The Boxing Lab every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ИATAS on 11-18-2011

[QUOTE=Ringlife;11444187]I am not impressed with either of these two fighters I am not saying that I hate the match because it's going to be a good one but both these fighters have been in some boring fights so one of…

Comment by Ringlife on 11-18-2011

I am not impressed with either of these two fighters I am not saying that I hate the match because it's going to be a good one but both these fighters have been in some boring fights so one of…

Comment by rocktx on 11-18-2011

[QUOTE=Convicted_Felon;11440077]Ramos said that he doesn't like to get hit. If he beats Rigo and goes on to meet Donaire, he will be hit. Probably harder than he's ever been hit before.[/QUOTE] Dont worry he'll get hit harder by Rig than…

Comment by sugersean15 on 11-18-2011

rig will ko this mofo

Comment by nycsmooth on 11-18-2011

only 8 bouts vs nobodies & a title shot..sounds like Leon Spinks...a ton of talent, hardly fights& @ 31 running out of time...only tuff bout was vs Cordoba , I saw, & very close xcept for the blind PR judge…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Nonito Donaire: I Want The Frampton vs. Santa Cruz Winner Next! Jack Doesn’t Take Much From DeGale’s Tough Fight with Medina Joshua's Fight Will Land on Showtime - Price, Jennings or Molina Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Could Air on CBS in Prime Time George Foreman: Joshua Could Be Become an All-Time Great Andy Lee Wants Tough Fight, Gennady Golovkin Showdown Carl Frampton: I'll Beat Leo Santa Cruz Even More Convincingly! Jack: DeGale is Very Tough, I’ll Win and Be Best at 168 Arthur Abraham Out Of Martin Murray Rematch In Monte Carlo Craig Cunningham Heading To 154 After Shocker Over Ogogo Photos: Juanma Grinds Hard For Wilfredo Vazquez Grudge Fight Denis Shafikov vs. Richard Commey Set, Heading To Russia Broner vs. Granados on Feb. 11, Thurman vs. Garcia on March 4 Badou Jack vs. James DeGale Unification Set For January 14 Hosea Burton vs. Frank Buglioni Lands on Anthony Joshua Card Claressa Shields Pro Debut Finalized For Kovalev vs. Ward PPV Payano Eyes December Return in Quest For Second Title Reign Jason Sosa Embraces Smith Defense, Eyes Three Fights in 2017 Arum Apologizes To King For Post-Presidential Debate Vegas Spat Felix Verdejo is Very Eager To Get His Hands on Terry Flanagan Bob Arum on The Possibility of Miguel Cotto vs. Timothy Bradley Abel Sanchez: Ponamarev Likely Back on Lomachenko vs. Walters Bryant Jennings Ready To Step In, Face Anthony Joshua on 12/10 Dereck Chisora: Dillian Whyte is Nothing - I Will Stop Him! Vernon Forrest - Third Man Has Been Convicted in His Murder Pacquiao Feels Brunt of Long Flight, Takes Off From Training Marquez: If Canelo Trades With Golovkin - He's Committing Suicide! Lucas Browne Finds Himself in Limbo After Klitschko's Injury Andre Ward Aims To Set The Record Straight With Sergey Kovalev Video: Joe Smith Jr. Very Pumped To Face Bernard Hopkins Haye Explains Why Anthony Joshua-Eric Molina is Next - Not Price Marrero vs. Zambrano Talks Progress As Purse Bid Looms Klitschko's Manager Says Unfinished Contract Led To 2017 Jump Video: Oscar De La Hoya on Schaefer's Return, Hopkins, More Photos: Bernard Hopkins, Joe Smith Jr. - Face To Face at Presser Anthony Mundine, Danny Green Rematch Set For February 3 Video: Bernard Hopkins, Joe Smith - Go Face To Face Video: Bernard Hopkins Breaks Down Joe Smith Showdown Arum on Parker vs. Ruiz Possibly Heading To The United States Joshua-Klitschko Eyed For March, April at Principality Stadium

Latest Active Forum Threads