Not even an increased level in competition can slow down the career progress of Jesus Ramos.
The 19-year old prodigy had his way with Tijuana’s Jesus Emilio Bojorquez, scoring a 2nd round stoppage win in their Fox-televised bout Saturday evening at Shrine Auditorium & Expo in Los Angeles.
Ramos floored Bojorquez, with a subsequent volley forcing referee Thomas Taylor to intervene at 1:44 of round two.
Ramos is widely recognized as one of the best young prospects in the sport, further enhancing his skills during his star-studded training camp. The teenager from Casa Grande, Arizona headed to Omaha and Colorado Springs for the second straight time, working with pound-for-pound entrant Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford, former 140-pound titlist Maurice Hooker and former secondary middleweight titlist Rob Brant among many others at Triple Threat Gym.
““We trained seven days a week,” Ramos told Fox Sports’ Heidi Androl. “Even on Sundays we ran or did some sort of work. I learned a lot training with Terence Crawford and Maurice Hooker.”
That level of experience was on full display in perhaps his most complete performance to date, tearing through Bojorquez (24-3, 18KOs), a 33-year old welterweight who never had a chance to get going in their condensed affair.
The fight marked the second straight scheduled ten-round affair for Ramos, though he has yet to fight beyond the sixth round as a pro. His previously scheduled ten-rounder ended at the end of four rounds, also airing live on Fox.
Ramos needed only half that amount to close the show on Saturday night. A vicious right hook sent Bojorquez to the canvas, surprisingly not ending the fight on the spot. An ensuing volley did the trick, with Bojorquez left defenseless as the fight was immediately stopped.
“[Head trainer Jesus Ramos Sr., Ramos’s father] wanted me to take my time,” noted Ramos, who improves to 15-0 (14KOs). “He wanted me to be patient and pick my shots. He was looking for my left
The win marks Ramos’ fifth straight inside the distance, though hopes for even better competition to further test his improving skill set.
“I want to be champion at 21 years of age,” insists Ramos.
The bout served as the chief support of a Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Fox tripleheader, headlined by former two-time super middleweight titlist Anthony Dirrell (33-2-1, 24KOs) in a 12-round semifinal eliminator versus Kyrone Davis (15-2, 6KOs).
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox