The Unbeaten welterweight division, Eddie Ramirez outclassed and stopped Ryan Karl in a scrappy bout, bloodying and battering a very tough Karl, who never went down or even came too close to it, before forcing Karl’s corner to stop the fight after nine rounds.
Ramirez (16-0, 11 KO) was up 87-84 at the time of the stoppage on my card, with Karl (13-1, 9 KO) scraping out a few rounds on sheer guts. Karl is still going to be a worthy TV fighter, but his upside never screamed “world champion” or anything, and this loss is no surprise. It was a good night for Ramirez, who stayed calm and mostly was able to box comfortably, landing hard shots all night.
Borrego finishes Mendez with a shot to the liver in the 1st round. pic.twitter.com/LtMJhD8u0I
— PBC (@premierboxing) February 3, 2017
In the televised opener, 18-year-old junior welterweight Jose Borrego improved to 11-0 (10 KO) with a first round body shot knockout of veteran Tomas Mendez (23-9, 16 KO). It was a short display of dominance for the young prospect. Here’s the KO:
Here’s KO Replay,