Unbeaten WBA #11 welterweight Jesus “Mono” Ramos (17-0, 14 KOs) went the distance the second straight time, winning a ten round unanimous decision over Brian Mendoza (19-2, 13 KOs) in a super welterweight bout on Sunday night at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ramos stalked Mendoza, who had some success boxing from outside. Ramos turned up the heat in the middle rounds and dominated down the stretch. Scores were 98-92 3x.
“He started to break a lot more as the fight went on,” said Ramos afterward. “I was coming on really strong. I thought I might have been able to stop him in some of those later rounds, but he was motivated to go the distance. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back in the ring once more this year and finish out strong.”
In an upset, Marcos “Madman” Hernandez (15-4-2, 3 KOs won a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten WBA #11 middleweight Armando “El Toro” Resendiz (12-1, 8 KOs). A knockdown was credited to Hernandez after a pushdown in round two, but Hernandez outworked Resendiz after that. Scores were 97-92, 96-93, 96-93.
Unbeaten lightweight Starling “El Poli” Castillo (16-0, 12 KOs) took an entertaining ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Juan Carlos “Mini-Burgos” Burgos (34-6-2, 21 KOs). Good two-way action with Castillo winning 96-94, 97-93, 98-92.
Super middleweight Kyrone Davis (16-2-1, 6 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Martez McGregor (8-5, 6 KOs). The bout swung on three points deducted from McGregor – two points in round six for intentionally throwing an elbow and another point in round seven for hitting on the break. Scores were 75-74, 75-74, 77-72 for Davis. McGregor would have won without the deductions.
Lightweight Justin Cardona (6-0, 3 KOs) punished durable Jomar Robles (2-2, 1 KO) for six rounds to take a unanimous decision. Scores were 60-54 3x.
Super welterweight Travon Marshall (3-0, 2 KOs) scored a second round TKO over 41-year-old Maycon Da Silva (0-3, 0 KOs). Marshall dropped Da Silva with a right uppercut in round two. Da Silva beat the count, but the bout was waved off. Time was 1:03.
Super bantamweight Michael Angeletti (4-0, 3 KOs) scored a third round KO over Alexis Salido (2-2, 1 KO). Angeletti dropped Salido with a body shot in round two. The end came in round three when another body shot put Salido down again. Time was 2:24.