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‘Pitbull’ Cruz Crushes Ramirez In Two Rounds

‘Pitbull’ Cruz Crushes Ramirez In Two Rounds
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‘Pitbull’ Cruz Crushes Ramirez In Two Rounds

Lightweight contender Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz easily destroyed Eduardo Ramirez in a second-round knockout victory in their WBC title eliminator on Sunday night at Crypto Arena in Los Angeles.

Fighting in the co-feature of the Andy Ruiz Jr.-Luis Ortiz heavyweight eliminator, Cruz electrified the crowd with a brutal and dynamic performance.

The second round was all Cruz, who landed a powerful left hook that dropped Ramirez hard on his face midway through the frame.

Ramirez (27-3-3, 12 KOs), 29, a southpaw from Mexico, was on his feet by referee Jack Reiss’ count of seven but he was in rough shape and it seemed like it was just a matter of time until Cruz finished him.

Cruz (24-2-1, 17 KOs), 24, attacked and forced his countryman to the ropes, where he blasted away. Cruz landed a nasty left hook-right hand combination and then another left-right combination that dropped a dazed Ramirez to his rear end in the corner and Reiss waved it off at 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

According to CompuBox, Cruz landed 22 of 88 punches (25 percent) and Ramirez landed only five of 59 (9 percent).

Cruz won his second fight in a row by knockout – he also crushed Yuriorkis Gamboa in five one-sided rounds in April — since a controversial decision loss as a late replacement challenging secondary lightweight titlist Gervonta Davis in December 2021.

“We want the rematch with Gervonta Davis,” Cruz said. “That’s what these fans want. I promised the knockout tonight and we got it done.” 

Ramirez saw a five-fight winning streak come to a violent conclusion.

Since 2000, award-winning reporter Dan Rafael has covered boxing full time and been ringside for thousands of fights, first for five years at USA Today and then for 15 years at ESPN, where he wrote and appeared on various television, radio and streaming programs. In 2013, Dan was honored by the Boxing Writers Association of America with the Nat Fleischer award for career excellence in boxing journalism. Dan brings his great insight to the Big Fight Weekend site, podcast and more!

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