Eddie Ramirez and Erick Bone lit up the relatively small stage at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas. The bout garnered little attention from anyone outside of the most die hard fight fans. It did air on FS1 on a Tuesday night without any real build up. The same can be said about Ramirez himself, the Chicago fighter has arrived without any notoriety and without any hype. He was supposed to be an opponent for an undefeated Kevin Watts. After that impressive victory, he was set up to be to be a sacrificial lamb to the upstart Ryan”Cowboy” Karl, instead of being slain like a lamb he apparently became the cowboy killer, stopping Karl in 9 rounds. After the clinic, he put on against Bone who had been in the ring with Chris Algeri and Shawn Porter one has to start thinking of Ramirez as more than just an opponent. Rather a legit 140 lb contender.Ramirez stylistically reminds you of Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz with more power.
For the fight itself, both fighters had moments and several rounds were difficult to score. Ramirez had success swarming and cutting off the ring and pressuring Bone. While Bone had some success in spots fighting backward and was able to establish his longer jab at times. This fight was similar to the first fight between “Baby Bull” Diaz and Paulie Malignaggi. Ultimately Ramirez who is known as El Escorpion was able to break Bone down and win a competitive but clear decision.
Much like the Ramirez and Bone fight this past Tuesday and Eddie Ramirez himself. The 140 lb class goes under the radar largely. Like Ramirez, It has unnoticed and undefeated talent. The Jr Welterweight division is currently controlled by Terrance Crawford who will look to unify all four belts against Julius Indongo, and then move up to 147. Leaving the entire weight class up for grabs. Meaning with another win or two against more established competition Ramirez could start to establish himself in a wide open division.
There is plenty of young and undefeated fighters, including better know talent like Cuban, Rances Barthelemy, Jack Catterall of the UK, and Mexican slugger Antonio Orozco. With another high caliber win, Ramirez can establish himself at that level and be in the midst of the young talent loaded junior welterweight division, and Rameriz who was the “opponent” who just kept on winning could find himself against another young undefeated fighter but this time a world title could be at stake.