Undefeated former world champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (43-0, 29 KOs) of Mazatlán, Mexico scored a stoppage of Cuba’s Yunieski "The Monster" Gonzalez (21-4, 17 KOs) in a WBA light heavyweight title eliminator, which took place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (photos by Stacey Snyder, Kevin Estrada)
Ramirez and Gonzalez started off their fight aggressively as Gonzalez launched a surprising attack on Ramirez in the first round.
In the rounds that would follow, Ramirez learned what to expect and began dictating the pace of the fight. He launched attacks, that at many times left Gonzalez, stunned as he tried to find his feet. Every time it appeared that Ramirez would close the show, Gonzalez would somehow find the strength to rally with punches of his own.
Finally in the tenth round, Ramirez cornered Gonzalez on the ropes, unleashing a series of combinations that had no response - forcing the referee to wave the fight off.