Canelo Tabs Tito Ramos For Floyd Mayweather Sparring

By Ryan Maquiñana

A source within Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s team has advised that unbeaten prospect Humberto “Tito” Ramos will be among the junior middleweight champion’s sparring partners to prepare him for his Sept. 14 pay-per-view clash with Floyd Mayweather.

Ramos (12-0, 7 KOs), a native of Mexico who now resides in San Juan, Tex., is an unbeaten boxer-puncher that has fought in relative obscurity.  The 25-year-old welterweight fought at the junior middleweight limit for the first time in April, outpointing Isai Monrreal south of the border in his hometown of Reynosa.

Ryan Maquiñana was the boxing producer for during London 2012 and writes a weekly column for  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sicko on 07-06-2013

He need someone like Brad Solomon to spar against another one would be Miguel Vazquez a guy he fought before and struggled with especially in their first fight. But still neither is as clever or as skilled as Mayweather...NOT EVEN…

Comment by BoxingFan82 on 07-06-2013

[QUOTE=PED Salesman;13531472]I doubt Canelo brought him in to spar. Tito went through a training camp with Floyd. He didn't just spar the man. He saw Floyd spar other talented fighters up close too... saw what worked against mayweather, and what…

Comment by ukboxingfan1981 on 07-06-2013

Yep gotta agree with Rigo for Canelo. For Canelo's sake I hope tito is just there for information or he's in for a shock.

Comment by uncle pauly on 07-06-2013

Someone on here just mentioned Rigo as a sparring option. Wow,...that is the best advice. I agree with this person. If I were in charge of the Canelo training camp. I would pay Rigo a million dollars to spar throughout…

Comment by SaldanaCC on 07-05-2013

Yall saw what tito was to the jackson family right???!!! This dont mean s**t tito aint even close to floyd in the ring an using him for knowledge......what is he gunna say....floyd is fast.....accurate.....has a great right......defense is the best......GTFOH!!!!…

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