Mando Ramos vs. Chango Carmona
1972-09-15 : Mando Ramos 134¾ lbs lost to Chango Carmona 134 lbs by TKO at 1:48 in round 8 of 15
- Location: Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Referee: Rudy Jordan 3-6
- Judge: George Latka 0-8
- Judge: Dick Young 1-9
"Chango Carmona left Mando Ramos a bloody, helpless figure in tearing the WBC lightweight championship away from the Long Beach fighter in 8 rounds at the Coliseum Friday night. Carmona started out on top of Ramos and stayed there, offsetting the champion's advantages in height and reach with a relentless barrage of bombs, most of which found flesh. In the 4th round, Chango bloodied Ramos' nose with a stiff left, then moments later sat him on the floor with a right to the jaw. Twice in the 5th Carmona put his man down with body blows, Mando sinking painfully to the canvas first from a left to the kidneys, then from a left under the ribs. Ramos outboxed Carmona to win the 7th, but in the 8th Carmona sent Ramos reeling senseless to his haunches with a left hook. He arose but could only stand his ground absorbing Carmona's barrage, and the blood was flowing freely when referee Rudy Jordan pulled Chango away at 1:48 of the round." -Long Beach Independent
- All scorecards had Carmona leading at the time of the stoppage. George Latka scored it 8-0, Dick Young had it 9-1 and Rudy Jordan saw it 6-3. The unofficial L.B. Independent scorecard had it 7-2 for Carmona and the AP scored it 8-1 Carmona, through seven completed rounds.
- Ramos received 55% of the $218,000 net gate. He was required to pay Carmona $15,000 from his share. It was estimated Ramos cleared app. $55,000.
- WBC Lightweight Title