Eduardo Ramirez Extends his Win Streak by Defeating Miguel Marriaga
In his latest tour of duty, super featherweight Eduardo “Zurdito” Ramirez (26-2, 12 KO’s) picked up the twenty-sixth win of his career. He did so by claiming a unanimous decision win over Miguel “The Scorpion” Marriaga (30-5, 26 KO’s).
Marriaga, 35, snapped a three-fight knockout streak that Ramirez was enjoying. It’s also now been four fights since suffering a loss to Claudio Marrero on June 29, 2019. The only other defeat on his ledger is to Lee Selby back on December 9, 2017.
Now, riding this current professional high, Ramirez is ranked #6 (WBC) and the talented Mexican is looking to continue improving his standings. This was a good way to go about it.
Marriaga was only one fight removed from his defeat at the hands of Joet Gonzalez. Certainly this was a disappointing evening for the aging Colombian. Perhaps his previous wars with boxers such as Nicholas Walters, Oscar Valdez and Vasiliy Lomachenko have taken their toll.
TEN THE HARD WAY
Marriaga came out hot and heavy and went straight after Ramirez. During his naked assault, the Scorpion paid careful attention to hammer the body more than anything else. Marriaga attempted to repeat his success in the second but now Ramirez’s jab was flowing with regularity, as well as a number of unorthodox shots. Zurdito ended the period in fantastic fashion by drilling Marriaga with a series of punches straight down the pipe.
The third round was a three minute phonebooth war that Ramirez got the better of. To punctuate the round, Zurdito dropped Marriaga with a whisper of a left hook, although it was more of a slip than anything else. The back and forth nature of the fight persisted through the fifth round. In the sixth round however, Zurdito essentially bullied and pushed Marriaga around the ring for the first two minutes of the period. This was the first time that the Scorpion showed signs of wilting.
While competitive, the seventh and eighth rounds were both dominant periods for Ramirez. To his credit, the Scorpion fought like a beast until the final bell. Despite seeming to fade earlier, the Colombian refused to say die and never stopped connecting with quality punches.
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By: Bakari Simpson