BILOXI, Miss. — A new state and another opponent could not stop Jesus Ramos on Saturday.
Ramos delivered a one-sided beating of Ramal Amanov at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in a welterweight bout on FS1. Amanov’s corner stopped the fight after the sixth round, giving Ramos, 18, a TKO victory.
Ramos (12-0, 11 KOs) remained undefeated, while the 35-year-old Amanov (16-2, 5 KOs) suffered his second straight defeat. The fight, scheduled for eight rounds, was on the undercard of a main event welterweight clash between Yordenis Ugas and Mike Dallas Jr.
Ramos took control of his fight with Amanov from the opening bell. The Casa Grande teenager stalked Amanov, relentlessly moving forward and landing hard body shots in every round. According to FS1 punch stats, Ramos landed 42 percent of his punches, compared to a paltry 16 percent for Amanov.
The bout was the first fight for Ramos outside of Mexico, Arizona or California. Despite being more than 1,500 miles from home, Ramos was plenty comfortable. Amanov, born in Azerbaijan and a resident of Miami, never seriously challenged him, and as Ramos started landing heavy shots more frequently in the fifth and sixth rounds, Amanov’s corner had seen enough.
The win was a solid follow-up to Ramos’ explosive knockout win over Rickey Edwards (12-4, 3 KOs) on Sept. 21 in Bakersfield, California. It was also the start of what should be a busy 2020 for Ramos, as the FS1 broadcast crew said Ramos wants to fight five or six times this year.
In Saturday’s main event, Ugas (25-4, 12 KOs) defeated Dallas Jr. (23-4-2, 11 KOs) by seventh-round TKO.