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Gilberto Ramirez Enters History Books With WBO 168lbs Title Win

by Niall Doran


Undefeated Gilberto Ramirez became the first ever Mexican in history to win a world title at super-middleweight with his unanimous decision victory over German Arthur Abraham to win the WBO title.


The fight was a shut out (at least in the judges eyes) in the end, with all three judges scoring every single round in favor of Ramirez by scores of 120-108 each.

The real scores perhaps were not as wide as the judges gave it, but it was a convincing win nonetheless.

The early rounds were dominated by the superior reach and jab of Ramirez, who also landed some notable shots to the body of Abraham.

Abraham did rally back as the fight progressed into the mid rounds, but he was to be punished by counters for doing so.

Abraham experienced good success in rounds 6 and 8 however, where he was able to put the pressure on Ramirez and back him up onto the ropes at times, but the overall work rate of Ramirez began to take over again as the fight progressed down the stretch.

This was however until the final round that is, which was a bit of a coasting round for Ramirez, who had outworked Abraham over the course of the night overall.

Southpaw Ramirez not only made history for his country with the win, but also improved his stellar professional record to 34-0 (24KO).

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