UPSET ALERT: Lucas Santamaria Stuns Abel Ramos With UD Win!

Lucas Santamaria Upsets Abel Ramos!

Lucas Santamaria flexes at weigh-in for welterweight bout with Abel Ramos
Lucas Santamaria

Abel Ramos Suffers Upset Loss to Lucas Santamaria!


In his latest contracted dustup, welterweight Abel Ramos (27-5-2, 21 KO’s) picked up his fifth professional loss. It was his second defeat in his last three fights. He last was toppled by WBA Super welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas back on September 6, 2020. During this tour of duty however, Ramos was narrowly out-boxed and out-pointed by Lucas Santamaria (13-2-1, 7 KO’s) en route to a unanimous decision setback.

In the bout that immediately preceded his duel with Santamaria, Ramos thoroughly beat up and broke down Omar Figueroa Jr. Aside from the quality of the action itself, the overtly zany fashion that Figueroa competed in made the match ferociously memorable. This is because Figueroa carried on in such a manner as to suggest that he was suffering a mental episode live on television.

The fresh loss will certainly derail any plans that Ramos had regarding his quest for a world title shot. Even worse, he can now kiss his current rankings of #4 (WBA), #8 (WBC) and #12 (WBO), goodbye! It will be interesting to see what the beneficial win will do for Santamaria’s career.

ROCKY ROAD

The bout would start off in rough fashion as Santamaria found himself hurt with a heavy right hook in the very first round. Things didn’t quickly improve as Santamaria was seriously hurt once again in the early rounds. Regardless of the early fight calamities, Santamaria was able to hold on and persevere.

Ramos would begin the fifth in firm control of the action. Yet during the second half of the round, Santamaria was able to mount quite a comeback. Among a number of impactful counter shots, Santamaria connected with a couple of left hooks that appeared to bother Ramos. The sixth played out very similarly to the fifth. Ramos came out aggressively and attempted to press the action but, by the end of the period, Santamaria was surging anew.

The seventh and eighth were more or less stalemate rounds where neither fighter firmly controlled the action. Throughout the ninth, both fighters put their foot on the gas and largely fought one another in the pocket. Yet, honestly it was Santamaria who seemed to have a bit more spunk and ended the period pushing Ramos back.

THE LAST LAUGH

The two fought like Robert Griffin and that six foot chicken down the stretch of the tenth and final round. The competitive nature of the bout led to real drama and tension when heading to the cards. As there can only be one winner though, when the cards were read, Lucas Santamaria was crowned the victor by way of unanimous decision to the tune of 96-94 (twice) and 98-92.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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