By Miguel Maravilla
In a clash for the vacant WBA interim featherweight title, Eduardo Ramírez (25-2-3, 12 KOs) scored a third round KO over Isaac Avelar (17-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. A short right hand by Ramirez sent Avelar to the canvas. Avelar beat the count and Ramirez continued his attack. Another short right found its mark staggering Avelar, sitting him on the ropes and the referee saved him by stopping the fight at 1:16.
“You have to have a stone-cold mindset, and that’s what we had to finish Avelar off,” said Ramirez. “We were able to connect the right combinations to finish the fight off exactly how we wanted.”
“I am beyond happy right now. I’m just elated and moved by having been able to fulfill the promise I made to my baby boy Eduardo Ramirez Jr. He just turned two years old and I wasn’t able to be there to give him a hug for his birthday, but I had promised him that I would bring the title back home to him as a gift, and that is exactly what I’m doing now.
“This was a perfect coronation. To be honest, I would now like to have the chance to fight against Leo Santa Cruz. I previously fought against Miguel Flores, who barely lasted four or five rounds against me, but Leo couldn’t knock him out. This convincing knockout should be my ticket to have that opportunity”.