Ramirez dominates Edwards; Magdaleno bizarre TKO (photos)

Phil Jay 27/06/2015

Mexican Gilberto Ramirez Sanchez continued his path to an inevitable world title with a one-sided victory over Derek Edwards at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas on Friday night.

Ramirez, 24, improved to 32-0 by taking every round of ten from Edwards to make a successful second defense of his WBO International super middleweight belt. ‘Zurdo’ was in cruise control for the majority of the contest and made light work of a potentially tricky customer to keep his unbeaten run going.

All three judges gave Ramirez every single round as 35 year-old veteran Edwards struggled with the range and combinations of the younger contender.

Edwards has now recorded just once win in his last four bouts, which was a first round stoppage win over current WBC king Badou Jack and seems a distant memory on recent form.

In the co-feature, bright spark Diego Magdaleno picked up a maiden lightweight title when stopping Jose A. Gonzalez in seven rounds.

A competitive, although messy fight at times, ended when Magdaleno caught Gonzalez with a legitimate body shot that experienced referee Luis Pabon called a low blow. Gonzalez proceeded to crawl around the ring for a couple of minutes until Pabon asked him if he’d like to continue, to which the Puerto Rican replied ‘no’ and the fight was called off.

A confused Magdaleno was told the news that he would be awarded a TKO victory and could then celebrate moving to 28-1.