Marquez knocks out Ramos in first round
Juan Manuel Marquez’s (53-5-1, 39 KOs) Nov. 12 date with Manny Pacquiao is safe as Mexico City’s future Hall of Famer stopped Colombian Likar Ramos (24-4, 18 KOs) with one straight right hand at 1:02 in the first round.
Ramos hit the canvas and stayed there for several moments before getting back on his feet.
Marquez now moves on to his third contest with the Filipino phenom Pacquiao.
On the undercard, Rafael Marquez (40-6, 36 KOs) dominated the overmatched Eduardo Becerril (12-8-2, 4 KOs), dropping him in the fourth round and eventually forcing Becerril’s corner to stop the contest between the fifth and sixth.
Marquez is now in line for an Oct. 1 title bout against WBC junior featherweight champ, Toshiaki Nishioka.
Roman “El Chocolatito” Gonzalez (29-0, 24 KOs) battered and bloodied Omar Salado (22-4-2, 13 KOs) en route to a TKO victory for the the reigning WBA junior flyweight champion. Salado was knocked down three times in the contest.