Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez lost a four-round split decision to Adan Gonzales in one of the biggest upsets in recent boxing history. Gonzales (5-2-2, 2 KOs) knocked down Ramirez in the opening seconds of the first round to propel him to the win.
“When they announced a split decision, I knew I better have won that fight, or something would have seriously been wrong,” Gonzales said. “I attacked him from the start, and I got the win. You ain’t seen the last of me.”
Said Ramirez: “I feel like I won that fight. He may have been throwing more, but I was the one landing the cleaner punches. This is a setback, but trust me, I will be back.”
As an amateur, Ramirez, 25, holds victories over Shakur Stevenson and Michael Conlan, but unfortunately for Ramirez, this is not the amateurs. Here is the good thing for Ramirez, it’s only one fight, and it was his first fight. Therefore, he has time to get better and improve as a fighter. However, for now, he must deal with the fact that he lost his debut.
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