Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez 32-0 24KO’s learned one thing in a dominant shut out performance over Derek Edwards 27-5-1 14KO’s, not everyone goes down.
Ramirez threw and landed everything but the kitchen sink on the granite chin of Edwards, and he threw it well. A southpaw, Ramirez is progressing nicely and responded to the recent undeserved criticism after his last fight against light heavyweight Maxim Vlasov.
Ramirez was dominant from the onset of the bout as he fought tall, used his jab, and pounded upstairs and downstairs in combination to the body and head of Edwards. All three judges scored the fight 100-90 as Edwards was barely able to land anything of significance against the volume punching Mexican.
Already rumors and calls are being made for Ramirez to face one of the champions at 168 or fan favorite GGG Gennady Golovkin. Still young (only 24) there is nothing wrong with Top Rank allowing Ramirez to face another quality contender to build the experience required to become a long reigning dominant champion.
Ramirez throws punches in bunches and has a very fan friendly style that is making him a must see every time he steps in the ring.
In the Co-Main Event lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno 28-1 12KO’s stopped Jose Gonzalez 24-2 19KO’s in a bizarre ending in the seventh round of a fight that saw action come in patches too few and far between.
Magdaleno came in with a jab, right hand to the body combination out of his southpaw stance and dropped Gonzalez. Referee Luis Pabon incorrectly ruled it an accidental low blow and gave a clearly damaged Gonzalez time to recover. Gonzalez with the look of a beaten fighter that did not want to be in the ring, suddenly quit.
Usually aggressive and lately in action packed fights Magdaleno felt the need to explain why he was tentative against the known counter-punching Gonzalez saying “the styles make fights and Coach Joel (Diaz) told me to feel him out the first two rounds.”
Gonzalez was competitive in the fight but will take a big hit to his career with the quit, Magdaleno sets himself up to fight for the vacant WBO title with the victory.