ARLINGTON, Texas – Miguel Flores felt this changed into a fight he had to tackle brief be aware.
The featherweight contender was already practicing to face a southpaw. And this was a WBA world featherweight championship elimination suit.
A victory would’ve moved him towards yet another title shot, this time in the featherweight division in which he is more comfortable.
Flores figured the chance changed into price the reward, however Ramirez made him remorseful about that resolution Saturday evening.
Mexico’s Ramirez knocked out Flores with a crushing counter right hook early within the fifth round of their scheduled 12-rounder on the Errol Spence Jr.-Danny Garcia undercard at AT&T Stadium. Flores (24-4, 12 KOs) bought up from that stunning shot, but he stumbled and referee Laurence Cole quickly decided Flores shouldn’t proceed just 20 seconds into the fifth circular.
Cole also changed into the referee when Flores’ older brother, Benjamin Flores, misplaced by using eighth-circular technical knockout to Al Seeger in April 2009 in Dallas. Benjamin Flores, 24, died five days later from mind hurt suffered right through that bout.
This had been an emotional week for Miguel Flores, as a result of he spent all week in Dallas. The resort the place Benjamin Flores’ deadly fight took area is right throughout the highway from the host hotel for Spence-Garcia, the place Miguel Flores has stayed all week.
Miguel Flores agreed to fight Mexico’s Ramirez (24-2-3, eleven KOs, 1 NC) on barely one week’s be aware. Ramirez become imagined to face countryman Julio Ceja, but Ceja shriveled COVID-19 and was forced to withdraw from their fight.
Flores had been scheduled to field another Mexican southpaw, Isaac Avelar, on the Spence-Garcia undercard.
Ramirez was winning their fight convincingly earlier than that fifth-round knockout.
Flores’ appropriate handcrafted Ramirez flow away from him with a little greater than a minute to go within the fourth round, but Ramirez had his means with Flores all the way through the first three rounds.
Ramirez’s right hook cracked Flores with about fifty five seconds to within the third round. About 20 seconds later, Ramirez’s straight left backed up Flores.
Ramirez’s left hand and observe-up right uppercut damage Flores about 40 seconds into the 2d circular. Flores held Ramirez to regain his senses and persisted coming forward, but Ramirez landed the tougher punches for the the rest of the 2d circular.
Ramirez started robust within the opening circular.
His right hook connected with a couple of minute last in the first circular. Ramirez landed a straight left to Flores’ physique a couple of seconds later and related with a straight left up desirable with about 35 seconds to move in that opening round.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He will also be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.