Jesus Ramos Takes the Win Against Luke Santamaria
When cornered across the ring from Luke Santamaria (14-2-1, 7 KO’s), super welterweight boxer Jesus “Mono” Ramos (18-1, 15 KO’s) certainly rose to the occasion. This is because Ramos was able to outlast Santamaria en route to a unanimous decision win. It was a solid win for the PBC fighter who was already staging his second fight of the year.
It will be interesting to see who the Arizonian chooses to dance with in his next contest. To date, Ramos has made a point to compete with fighters who tote winning records which clearly indicates that the southpaw is not looking for any soft touches. The hard work got him listed #13 in the WBC super welterweight standings.
When sliding into this match, Santamaria was coasting on a two-fight win streak and an upset win over Abel Ramos. This was after rebounding from his second professional loss to Paul Kroll on October 3, 2020. Aside from Kroll, his only other defeat was imposed on him by Daniel Vega well back in 2015. It will be interesting to see how the Californian is matched in his next endeavor.
FIRST YOU, THEN ME!
The taller, longer Ramos dictated the pace of an uneventful opening round. While it was no run-away round, Mono began dissecting Santamaria with a diverse array of punches in the second. His hooks, uppercuts and jabs were giving his foe a bunch of problems. Yet, Santamaria was having success being elusive with his feet and upper body. The Puerto Rican fought harder in the third but the greater majority of his offense was blocked.
Over the fourth and fifth periods, Santamaria was able to swing the momentum in his favor with his fancy footwork. After landing in short bursts, he would turn Ramos and spin out of danger. Mono didn’t help the matter but never once attempted to cut off the ring. Then, just as quickly, the pendulum shifted back in Ramos’s favor. This was mainly due to Santamaria slowing down and not being so fleet of foot.
With that being the case, Ramos could more leisurely and effectively choose his shots at range. After regaining control, outside of a flurry late in the tenth, Ramos would never relinquish it down the stretch. As a result, when the cards were read, Ramos prevailed by unanimous decision with the final scores being 98-92, and 97-93 on two cards.
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By: Bakari Simpson