Rico Ramos

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Rico Ramos
Statistics
Real name Rico Dashon Ramos
Nickname(s) Suavecito
Weight(s) Super Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Reach 68 in (172 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1987-06-20) June 20, 1987 (age 30)
Carson, California
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 33
Wins 28
Wins by KO 13
Losses 5
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 November 2008, Ramos asked Darnell Walker to train him after he suffered a severe hand injury. While Ramos was under Walker's instruction, he went undefeated, capturing the WBO/NABO Title by defeating Alejandro Pérez.

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]

25 Wins (12 knockouts, 13 decisions), 5 Losses (2 by knockout, 3 by decision), 0 Draws [8]
Res. Opponent Type Rd Date Location Notes
Win BeninJustin Savi UD 12 (12) 2016-06-11 United States Los Angeles Badminton Club, El Monte, California, USA
Loss Dominican RepublicClaudio Marrero KO 5 (12) 2015-07-25 United States Palms Casino and Resort, Pearl Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win United StatesJuan Ruiz UD 12 (12) 2014-12-11 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA
Loss ArgentinaJesus Cuellar UD 12 (12) 2014-05-02 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA For interim WBA World featherweight title.
Win United StatesJonathan Arrellano UD 12 (12) 2014-01-24 United States Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, USA
Win Puerto RicoCarlos Ivan Velasquez KO 7 (12) 2013-09-07 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Loss MexicoOscar Gonzalez UD 12 (12) 2013-04-12 United States Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, USA
Loss United StatesRonny Rios UD 12 (12) 2013-01-11 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Win United StatesEfrain Esquivias MD 12 (12) 2012-06-23 United States Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City, California, USA
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. ^ "Ready Rico Preps For First World Title Shot With Shimoda - Boxing News". boxingscene.com. 
  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. 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. ^ "BoxRec - Rico Ramos". boxrec.com. 

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