Rigondeaux stops Ramos to take WBA title
Cuban two-time Olympic champion Guillermo Rigondeaux stopped Rico Ramos midway through the sixth round to take the WBA super bantamweight title Friday in just his ninth professional fight, a record for fewest bouts en route to a major world title.
The undefeated Cuban defector floored the overmatched Ramos with a straight right in the first round, had control throughout and ended it with a left hook to the body.
Rigondeaux said ''I wanted to make history. I'm very happy and this is a historic moment.''
In the sixth, Rigondeaux landed three consecutive straight right hands that backed Ramos up into a corner, then landed the devastating left hook to the body that sent Ramos to the canvas in visible pain.