Boxer sends opponent flying out of ring with brutal knockout
Boxing up-and-comer John Ramirez sent Jan Salvatierra flying out of the ring with a brutal knockout to claim the NABA super featherweight title.
The US star, known as ‘Scrappy’, delivered a brutal shot that connected with his opponent’s chin, sending him through the ropes and out of the ring in the first-round. The Mexican, 22, didn’t quite hit the floor, though. He was held up by a photographer outside, who then rolled him back in.
But referee Ivan Guillermo took a look at his face and waved that the contest at the Toyota Arena, in California, was over. “He made a mistake and he had to pay,” Ramirez brazenly said in the post-fight interview. “He was not on my level.”
The prospect, 25, then called out WBC super featherweight titleholder Jesse Rodriguez. He said: “I want to fight the best out there. I don’t care. How can you be the best of you don’t face the best out there.”
He also told DAZN’s Chris Mannix after the fight: “Joshua Franco, [Jesse] Bam Rodriguez, anyone with a belt I’m coming for you.I’m not here to take part, I’m here to take over!”
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Former WBA and WBC (interim) super lightweight world champion Regis Prograis, upon seeing the finish, stated: “He will be champion.” Other boxing fans chimed in.
One said: “STOP. EFFING. PLAYING. WITH. SCRAPPY.”
Someone quipped: “The cameraman deserves a performance bonus.” Another stated: “KO of the Decade nominee right there. Def KO of the year.”
A fourth wrote: “I would’ve quit my boxing career if that happened to me.” Someone stated: "Gotta be one of the craziest KO’s got held up in mid air and thrown back into the ring lol.”
Ramierez moved to 10-0 with his brutal strike, while Salvatierra, 22, fell to 8-2.
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