Rico Ramos

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Rico Ramos
Statistics
Real name Rico Dashon Ramos
Nickname(s) Suavecito
Rated at Super Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Reach 68 in (172 cm)
Nationality United States American
Born (1987-06-20) June 20, 1987 (age 27)
Carson, California
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 23
Wins 21
Wins by KO 11
Losses 2
Draws 0
No contests 0

Rico Dashon Ramos (born June 20, 1987 in Carson, California) is an American Super Bantamweight boxer of Puerto Rican descent.[1] He is a former WBA world super bantamweight champion.

Amateur career[edit]

Ramos began boxing when he was 8 years old at South LA's Broadway Boxing Gym.[2] During his amateur career he was an Olympic alternate and won the 2007 National PAL championship.

In 2007 he also was the runner up at the U.S. National Championships, losing to U.S. Olympian Raynell Williams.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Currently Ramos is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions and managed by Al Haymon.[4]

On March 5, 2010[5] Rico got a 4th round K.O. over veteran Cecilio Santos, on ESPN's Friday Night Fights.[6]

On November 8, 2010 Rico got a 2nd round K.O. over Heriberto Ruiz in Jacksonville, N.C.[7] Rico then claimed his 19th win in a tough fight against Alejandro Valdez by unanimous decision in Atlantic City, taking his next step towards his dream of becoming world champion.

WBA Super Bantamweight Championship[edit]

He fought for Akifumi Shimoda's WBA super bantamweight title at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States on July 9, 2011.[4]

Ramos scored a one punch knockout to win the WBA title.

He defeated Akifumi Shimoda by KO in the 7th round.

Professional boxing record[edit]

20 Wins (11 knockouts, 9 decisions), 1 Losses (1 by knockout, 0 by decision), 0 Draws [8]
Res. Opponent Type Rd Date Location Notes
Loss CubaGuillermo Rigondeaux KO 6 (12) 2012-01-20 United States The Palms, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lost WBA World Super Bantamweight Title.
Win JapanAkifumi Shimoda KO 7 (12) 2011-07-09 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won WBA World Super Bantamweight Title.
Win Mexico Alejandro Valdez UD 10 2011-02-11 United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win Mexico Heriberto Ruiz KO 2 (10) 2010-11-08 United States Corrosion Hangar, Camp Lejuene, North Carolina, United States
Win Mexico Cuauhtemoc Vargas UD 8 2010-07-23 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, United States Retained WBO NABO Youth Bantamweight Title.
Win Colombia Reynaldo Lopez UD 8 2010-04-24 United States Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, United States
Win Mexico Cecilio Santos KO 4 (8) 2010-03-05 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, United States Retained WBO NABO Youth Bantamweight Title.
Win United States Alejandro Perez UD 8 2009-11-28 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, United States Won vacant WBO NABO Youth Bantamweight Title.
Win Colombia Kermin Guardia UD 6 2009-09-26 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win MexicoVictor Martinez KO 3 (8) 2009-09-12 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, United States
Win Mexico Juan Jose Beltran RTD 4 (6) 2009-07-16 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, United States
Win MexicoTrinidad Mendoza TKO 3 (6) 2009-05-16 United States Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, United States
Win United States Gino Escamilla UD 6 2009-04-11 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win United States Torrence Daniels UD 6 2008-10-23 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, United States
Win MexicoManuel Sarabia TKO 1 (6) 2008-09-25 United States Soboba Casino, San Jacinto, California, United States
Win MexicoAlvaro Muro TKO 3 (6) 2008-09-11 United States HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, United States
Win United StatesJonathan Velardez UD 4 2008-07-16 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, United States
Win United States Harvey Phillips RTD 1 (4) 2008-06-26 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, United States
Win United StatesJerry Mondragon TKO 2 (4) 2008-06-05 United States HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, United States
Win United States Denis Moreno TKO 2 (4) 2008-05-17 United States Buffalo Bill's Star Arena, Primm, Nevada, United States
Win United StatesSamuel Jude Yniguez UD 4 2008-03-20 United States HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, United States Rico's professional debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.boxingscene.com/ready-rico-preps-first-world-title-shot-with-shimoda--40169
  2. ^ Rico Ramos Is Off to Perfect Start. Boxing.fanhouse.com (2009-10-07). Retrieved on 2011-07-10.
  3. ^ Boxing Spotlight: Rico Ramos Striving To Get Noticed | Boxing News. Saddoboxing.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-10.
  4. ^ a b Dan Rafael (May 16, 2011). "Paul Williams to face Nobuhiro Ishida". ESPN. Retrieved May 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ Rico Ramos-Cecilio Santos Clash on March 5 at Pechanga – Boxing News. Boxingscene.com (2010-02-26). Retrieved on 2011-07-10.
  6. ^ Starks, Tim. (2010-03-06) Martin Honorio, Rico Ramos And Mike Dallas, Jr. Strut Their Stuff On Friday Night Fights | March. Queensberry-rules.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-10.
  7. ^ Abrams, Marc. (2010-11-08) Boxing News – 24/7 – MMA News – UFC. 15rounds.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-10.
  8. ^ Rico Ramos's Professional Boxing Record – BoxRec.com

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Akifumi Shimoda
32nd WBA Super Bantamweight Champion
July 9, 2011 – January 20, 2012
Succeeded by
Guillermo Rigondeaux