Results from Corpus Christi, Zurdo continues dominance
WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (37-0, 25 KOs) destroyed outgunned Habib Ahmed (22-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Ramirez dominated from every single round leading to a sixth-round TKO stoppage. Ramirez was dominant from start to finish, nothing more to say.
IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (27-1-1, 19 KOs) defended his world title with a tenth round KO over Israel Gonzalez (20-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Anacajas dropped Gonzalez in the first round and then two more times in the tenth round. Anacajas was compared to Manny Pacquiao throughout the broadcast which seems like a lot of pressure for the long fighter early in his career.
Jesse Hart (23-1, 19 KOs) made easy work of Thomas Awimbono (24-8-1, 20 KOs) stopping him in the first round on Saturday night. This performance seemingly sets up a rematch with the headliner Gilberto Ramirez, whom he had a close fight with last year.
Super lightweight champion Jose Benavidez Jr. (26-0, 17 KOs) reappeared to the ring for the first time since 2016 after getting shot in the leg two years ago with an eight-round TKO over Matthew Strode (24-6, 9 KOs). Benavidez, who called out Terence Crawford, a day prior, showed good use of range, but was very tactical and calculating as he nearly didn’t finish the show with Strode.
Super middleweight Rohan Murdock (22-1, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round stoppage against Frank Filippone (23-7-1, 8 KOs).
Lightweight Teofimo Lopez (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a six round unanimous decision over late sub Juan Pablo Sanchez (30-15, 14 KOs), who replaced John Delperdang. Lopez dominated the entire fight, but was cut in the second round by a head clash. The judges scored the bout60-54, 60-54, 59-55.
17-year-old Top Rank prospects Gabriel Flores Jr. (6-0, 5 KOs) picked up and impressive first-round KO over Alex Solorio as he continues to shine in the professional ranks with a high KO ratio.
David Kaminsky (1-0) won his bout, but not without effort as he seemingly exerted all of his energy in the first round and didn’t target the bout in round two, three and four.