Photo: Sumio Yamada
Unbeaten 2012 Olympian super lightweight Jose Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs) destroyed Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (23-1, 12 KOs) in two rounds on Saturday night in front of 13,838 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. Ramirez dropped Reed in round two and the bout was waved off during Ramirez’ follow up barrage. Reed complained about the stoppage. Time was 1:43.
With the win, Ramirez will likely face Amir Imam for the vacant WBC 140lb world title formerly held by Terence Crawford.
WBC #1 super lightweight Amir “Young Master” Imam (20-1, 17 KOs) did his part by scoring a fourth round TKO over Johnny Garcia (19-5-1, 11 KOs). Imam dropped Garcia in round four and the bout was stopped between rounds four and five.
Unbeaten WBO #8 super lightweight Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo (26-0, 16 KOs) scored an explosive third round KO over Gustavo Vittori (20-3-1, 11 KOs). Salcedo dropped Vittori three times in round three, finishing him with a left hook. Time was 1:16. Salcedo claimed Vittori’s WBO Latino belt.
Unbeaten super lightweight Maxim “Mad Max” Dadashev (9-0, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Clarence Booth (15-4, 8 KOs). Booth was deducted a point for spitting out his mouthpiece in round four, prompting Dadashev to attack hard to get the stoppage. Time was 1:20.