Edwin Rosario vs. Jose Luis Ramirez (2nd meeting)
Edwin Rosario 135 lbs lost to Jose Luis Ramirez 135 lbs by TKO at 2:52 in round 4 of 12
- Date: 1984-11-03
- Location: Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Referee: Steve Crosson
- Judge: Tony Castellano 28-29
- Judge: Chuck Hassett 28-29
- Judge: Rudy Ortega 28-29
- WBC Lightweight Title
- Time: 2:52
In the opening seconds, Ramirez is dropped with a short right hand lead from Rosario. He is hit by many more crushing blows showing incredible tenacity while firing many shots in return, making it a grueling slugfest. In the second, Rosario smashes a hard right off of Ramirez' head and he goes down again. Ramirez gets up and receives many more punishing blows from Rosario who appears to be slightly tiring. Ramirez starts to warm up in the third as he lands some vicious blows on Rosario. Rosario lands some fierce blows also, but Ramirez hurts "Chapo" later on in the round. In the fourth, it starts off a little slow, but the two fighters engage in a high-paced round once again. Ramirez lands some vicious right hooks and some nasty uppercuts. Rosario tries to grab on to Ramirez, who just keeps pounding on him. Ramirez feels the corner behind him and does a nice roll-under to get out of the corner and put Rosario, who lands face first, in the corner and wacks him a couple more times in the kidney and right behind the ear before the referee jumps in to call a halt to the bout.
- Purses: Rosario - $200,000, Ramirez - $75,000
Fight was named Ring Magazine Fight of the Year.