Touted as a can’t miss boxing prospect, Robeisy Ramirez was expected to dominate much of his opposition, at least in the early goings. However, as the former two-time former Olympic gold medalist made his way to the professional games, he suffered an unexpected hiccup in his pro debut.
Nevertheless, despite his early slip up, the 28-year-old has bounced back nicely, reeling off ten consecutive victories heading into his most recent ring appearance.
Initially, with a world title opportunity vastly approaching, Robeisy believed that a showdown against former champion, Jessie Magdaleno was exactly what the doctor ordered. Originally, the two were slated to square off in the co main event slot tonight in Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater.
Although he happily accepted the Magdaleno’s challenge, he was ultimately despondent as the former champion was forced to withdraw due to a hand injury. In his place, unheralded Jose Matias Romero took the call.
Viewed as sizable underdog on the night, Ramirez pummeled his man the moment the opening bell rang.
In the opening frame, a cautious Ramirez emerged from his corner. Having observed his man in the first three minutes, Ramirez went to work in the second. The New York crowd roared in approval as the former Olympic star found a consistent home for his vaunted left hand.
Unable to find an answer for what Ramirez threw in his direction, Romero began folding under relentless pressure.
After being buzzed several times throughout, Ramirez attempted to seal the deal in the seventh. But, much to his surprise, Romero bit down on his mouthpiece and began fighting fire with fire.
While valiant in his efforts, Romero appeared visibly tired in the ninth. Shortly after, the Cuban star pounced, unleashing countless unanswered shots against his man until the referee was forced to call a halt to their contest.