Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Jose Ramirez Stops Issouf Kinda in Six Rounds

By Francisco Salazar at ringside

FRESNO - Junior welterweight Jose Ramirez remained unbeaten Friday night, stopping late sub Issouf Kinda in round six before a crowd of 13,700 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.

With the win, Ramirez improves to 19-0, 14 KOs. Kinda, who took the fight on a week's notice, dropped to 18-4, 7 KOs.

Kinda scored a knockdown of Ramirez early in the second round, although replays showed Ramirez lost his balance during an exchange. Ramirez protested to referee Marcos Rosales that he was pushed down, but to no avail.

boxing

The knockdown seemed to spur Ramirez, as he was mostly the aggressor and attempting to walk Kinda down during the middle rounds.

Ramirez found success getting on the inside, landing straight right hands to the body, followed by right uppercuts to the head of Kinda.

Early in the sixth round, Ramirez dropped Kinda with a left hook to the body. Kinda beat the count, but Ramirez met him with a barrage of punches against the ropes, prompting referee Marcos Rosales to stop the bout at 58 seconds.

"Kinda had a tight defense," said Ramirez after the fight. "I had to be patience. I was finally able to deliver that hard body shot that dropped him."

Junior middleweight Danny Valdivia remained unbeaten, decisioning Aaron Garcia over eight hard-fought rounds. Valdivia (13-0, 9 KOs) dropped Garcia with a left hook to the head in round two. Garcia (12-7-1, 10 KOs) returned the favor during the following round, dropping Madera with a right hand to the head.

Both had their moments during the middle rounds, but Valdivia swung momentum his way in round six, dropping Garcia with a right hand to the head. Valdivia solidified his win in round eight, dropping Garcia with a left hook to the head. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Valdivia, 77-71, 77-71, and 78-70. 

Unbeaten middleweight and 2012 Olympic Silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (15-0, 10 KOs) won a hard-fought eight round unanimous decision over late-sub Luis Hernandez (14-3, 7 KOs). Falcao was the more-accurate fighter, landing numerous punches flush to the head of Hernandez.

Both fighters put forth solid exchanges between the two, bringing cheers from the crowd. Hernandez stunned Falcao late in the seventh round, but Falcao was able to weather through the storm, even stunning Hernandez in round eight. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Falcao, 79-73, 79-73, and 78-74.

In a grudge match between local super middleweights, Quilisto Madera (5-0, 2 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Joe Louis Lopez. Both fighters had their moments early on, even though the action was sloppy and void of any technical ability. Madera dropped Lopez (8-2, 5 KOs) midway through the fourth round. Sensing he was down in the fight, Lopez, who had to deal with a nasty cut from the second round, pressed the action, stunning Madera repeatedly during the fourth round. Madera dropped Lopez a second time, this time in the fifth round. All three judges scored the bout 59-53 in favor of Madera.

Lightweight Bryan Lua was successful in his pro debut, defeating Manuel Lopez (1-2-1) by unanimous decision over four rounds. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Lua, 40-35, 39-36, and 38-37.

In the opening bout of the Top Rank card, junior welterweight Ashkat Ualikhanov(1-1, 1 KO) stopped Carlos Aguilera (11-20, 5 KOs) at 1:25 of the opening round.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County Star (Calif.) newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing  

User Comments and Feedback
ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (0)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Fury Slams Wilder's Record: Former NFL Players, Has-Beens, Bums! LIVE STREAM: Wilder vs. Fury II - Grand Arrivals in Las Vegas Catterall Will Not Step Aside To Allow Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez Tyson Fury: Changing Trainer Was Best Decision I Ever Made Wilder vs. Fury Rematch: Predictions From Fighters, Trainers Fury, Arum Fire Back at Eddie Hearn Over Training Camp Rumors Steward: I Don't Want a Decision, Fury Doesn't Want a Decision Sauerland: World Boxing Super Series Season Three Will Start September or October Fury: I Wouldn't Have Switched To Trainer I Didn't Already Know Canelo vs. Saunders Very Likely To Get Done, Says MTK Exec MTK Golden Contract: Fights Now Set After Semi-Final Draw Boxeo Telemundo Returns To Its Roots For Season Premiere Tyson Fury: Money is Too Big Not Have Trilogy Clause in Contract Ramos: Just Goes To Prove That Fights Are Never Over Till It's Over Fury: Wilder Doesn't Hit Harder Than Klitschko; Can't Be Biggest Puncher Ever Tyson Fury: Steve Cunningham, Not Wilder, Was My Toughest Opponent Hearn: Fury Turned Back on UK, Joshua Unification Likely Elsewhere MTK Golden Contract: McKenna Wants Davies In The Final Johnny Nelson Gives High Praise To Isaac Chamberlain Klitschko: I Want Fury To Beat Wilder, Not Sure His Head is Right Golden Boy's Diaz: Ryan Garcia vs. Jorge Linares is Very Viable Rene Giron Signs With Espinoza Boxing, Will Compete At 130 Fury Notwithstanding, Wilder-Joshua Remains The Era's Defining Heavyweight Fight Fury: After This Fight I'm Going To Binge on Cocaine and Hookers! Whyte: That Persona Wilder Gives Off - He's Not That Person Canelo Annoyed: They Are Asking For The Moon and Stars To Fight Me! Fury Says Retirement Talk is Real, After ESPN Contract Ends Marvin Hagler Hopes Wilder Beats Fury, Then Faces Joshua Hearn: Wilder-Fury Winner Can't Say They Are No. 1 Above Joshua Luis Ortiz's S&C Coach: If Fury Can Avoid Right Hand, A Long Night For Wilder Wallin: If Wilder Opens That Cut and Wins - I Want a Cut of His Purse! Whyte: If Fury Goes For That KO, Trades, He'll Get Chinned Early Meng Fanlong Vows To Lift Spirits in China, Beat Beterbiev Steward: I Expect Fury To Knock Wilder Out - That's The Strategy Anthony Fowler vs. Jack Flatley Added To Quigg-Carroll Nick Ball, Andrew Cain, Brad Strand Ink With Frank Warren Scott Fitzgerald Off Quigg vs. Carroll Card, March 7 In Manchester Rau'Shee Warren: Back In May, Then Go After These Guys With Belts Plant: We're Gonna Get To Canelo, He's Got Fights Left On His Contract Wilder: If Fury Takes The Fight To Me, It's Gonna Be A Short Night!
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement