Jesus Ramos Jr. Continues Unbeaten Run With Win Over Brian Mendoza

Published 09/06/2021, 9:50 AM EDT


Rising American star Jesus Ramos Jr continues his undefeated streak. On Sunday night, the 20-year-old defeated super welterweight contender Brian Mendoza. The fight took place at the Armory in Minneapolis and was the main event on the FOX PBC Fight Night.

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In his first fight at Super Welterweight, the American went the distance to score a unanimous decision win. Mendoza started out strong, making Ramos miss and moving well to avoid his punches. Mendoza won the first few rounds with his movement and counter punching.

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From the fourth round onwards, Ramos began taking control with his dangerous left hand, causing problems for Mendoza the rest of the fight. “I started breaking him down and I started going to the body and touching him a lot more,” said Ramos. “He was a strong dude with a good team behind him. I knew he was going to come prepared, and I liked the competitiveness he brought.”

Ramos built upon this momentum and kept landing more punches as the fight wore on. He upped his tempo and landed 19 punches in the fifth round, doubling his numbers from any previous round. Ramos could sense Mendoza had no answer for his left hand.

“He started to break a lot more as the fight went on,” said Ramos. “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.”

After moving up weight classes, the Southpaw got his first win in dominant fashion. All three judges scored the bout 98-92 in favor of Ramos to declare him the winner by unanimous decision. At the end of the fight, the Arizona native out-landed his opponent 141-53 in terms of punches landed.

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Before his fight against Mendoza, the Arizona native Ramos Jr had not gone past the sixth round in any of his previous fights. We can attribute this to the sheer punching power that helped him knock out 10 of his 16 fights within two rounds and 14 out of 17 fights via KO.

The young American southpaw still has a long way to go in terms of being a complete boxer. However, Ramos Jr has raw power and speed, with a level head, all the right ingredients for a future champion. Do you think Ramos is on the road to becoming a champion or is it too early to tell?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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