Robeisy Ramirez has actually made the most of an in any other case undesirable circumstance during the pandemic.
The 26-12 months historical Cuban southpaw picked up his fifth win of 2020 following a 6th round stoppage of Colombia’s Brandon Valdes in their ESPN+ preliminary bout Saturday evening on ESPN+ from The Bubble at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
No knockdowns were scored, but a late circular flurry through Ramirez left Valdes unable to defend himself unable to shelter himself in forcing referee Russell Mora to intervene at 2:forty nine of round six.
the hole round noticed each boxers establish their presence. Ramirez labored his jab and adopted with crisp left palms. Valdes stood his floor, closing at shut quarters and managed to catch Ramirez with a appropriate uppercut and a determine left hook in separate exchanges. Ramirez confirmed a sturdy chin, taking the pictures and countering with a straight left hand.
motion slowed in circular two and thereafter, which thoroughly labored to Ramirez’s talents as a standard counterpuncher. Valdes struggled to get off his punches in circular two, resulting in a stern speak from his corner in between rounds. The 22-12 months historic Colombian did his top of the line to adapt, notwithstanding Ramirez managed to remain a step forward in rounds three and 4 essentially solely by means of jabs and counter lefts.
Valdes worked in aggregate in round five, with Ramirez making a choice on off most of the incoming and shooting left fingers in return. Ramirez centered the body in round six, even though surprisingly it became Valdes who wound up losing a point for a low blow in the frame.
The deduction proved moot, as Ramirez took the fight out of the judges’ palms. Valdes discovered himself trapped in a nook, with Ramirez unloading with punches to the aspect of Mora jumping in and bodily throwing the Cuban featherweight to avoid extra punishment.
Ramirez advances to six-1 (4KOs) with the win, his fourth straight within the Bubble. His run includes having avenged the lone loss of his profession, having soundly outpointed Adan Gonzalez prior this summer time, 11 months after struggling a stunning elements loss in his pro debut last August.
Valdes falls to 13-2 (7KOs), struggling his second straight defeat.
Ramirez claimed two Olympic Gold medalists for his native Cuba in 2012 London and 2016 Rio. The latter came in a win over Shakur Stevenson (14-0, 8KOs), now an unbeaten former featherweight titlist who headlines Saturday’s exhibit versus Toka Kahn Clary (28-2, 19KOs).
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox