Ramirez blows past Ahmed
In the main event of Top Rank on ESPN from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez improved to 37-0 with 25KOs defeating Habib Ahmed(22-1, 17KOs) by TKO to retain his WBO Super Middleweight belt.
Ramirez started off coming forward putting constant pressure on Ahmed from the opening belt. In the second it seemed liked Ramirez was having a hard time finding his rhythm. In round three Ramirez suffered a cut from an accidental headbutt which seemed to wake up the champ.
In the fourth Ramirez started to find his rhythm, landing some big shots and putting constant mental and physical pressure on Ahmed. The fifth round Ramirez became more accurate landing some hard shots to the head and body. Ahmed seemed to be hurt several times in the round but was able to survive.
In the sixth round Ramirez known for his volume punching kept the pressure on Ahmed. He took the fight to Ahmed in the round where it seemed like it was closer to the end than the beginning from the opening bell. Finally as Ahmed seemed to be hurt throughout the entire round and as his corner was getting set to throw the towel in the referee stepped between the fighters to put a halt to the contest. It was a good dominant showing for Ramirez and would love to see what’s next for the champion.
By: Wilson Urena