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Ramos on Rigondeaux Battle: Bring It, I'm Way Better!

By Chris LaBate

WBA super bantamweight champion Rico Ramos (20-0, 11KOs) is ready for the next challenge. Last month he came from behind to score a seventh round knockout over Akifumi Shimoda in Atlantic City. Ramos captured the WBA crown, but now he has an even tougher challenger in his path. Two-time Olympic Gold medal winner, and amateur superstar, Guillermo Rigondeaux (8-0, 6KOs), is salivating for a crack at the belt. Rigondeaux is the interim-champion, which makes him the mandatory to Ramos' title.

"Bring it. If that's what the fans want to see, then it's going to happen. A lot of people will doubt me, but they've never seen my A-game. He's a tough and strong and fast, but I'm better....way better and faster. I think he still has an amateur style. He gets his points and gets out. And I noticed that he slows down in the later rounds, like [the opponent] in my last fight," Ramos said to BoxingScene.com's Ernest Gabion.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by orishas on 08-08-2011

I'll let Rigo know this guy Rico is still talking trash about him, last time Rico said Rigo wasn't all that because they did a sparring session and he wasn't impressed? Come on... a sparring session? Ramos won't live to…

Comment by puga on 08-07-2011

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;10958769][B]I'm not very familiar with Ramos's career.[/B] I only watched the Shimoda fight. Going by that one fight, I'm not impressed at all with Rico's chances against "El Chacal." I have to say that Ramos's KO shot was impressive. It…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 08-07-2011

[QUOTE=puga;10958729]yeah ithink so too but in rigos case we dont have much of a choice since he only got like 8 pro figths....what i think about him aint permant depending on how he looks vs good opponents...and yes, ive seen…

Comment by puga on 08-07-2011

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;10958707][B]Judging Guillermo by one punch in one fight is being pretty harsh, in my opinion.[/B] I agree that Rigo wasn't hit by a great shot. However, he only touched the canvass with his glove. The ref then started the count.…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 08-07-2011

[QUOTE=puga;10958647]the corboba fight...there's not much to measure what rigo can do so id used his best win ...he got dropped by a jab and it was not a flash kd like let's say clottey vs cotto either...he became very defensiv…

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