Sugar Ramos

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Name: Sugar Ramos
Birth Name: Ultiminio Ramos Zaqueira
Hometown: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Birthplace: Matanzas, Cuba
Died: 2017-09-03 (Age:75)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 164cm
Reach: 173cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Career Overview

  • In his 12th professional fight, Ramos defeated Jose Blanco by an eighth-round KO in Havana, Cuba, on November 8, 1958. Blanco died from injuries sustained in the fight.
  • After Cuba banned professional boxing in 1961, Ramos relocated to Mexico.
  • On March 21, 1963, Ramos defeated Davey Moore by a 10th-round RTD to win the World Featherweight Championship in Los Angeles, California. Moore died from injuries sustained in the fight.
  • Ramos made three successful title defenses before losing the World Featherweight Championship to Vicente Saldivar by a 12th-round RTD in Mexico City, Mexico, on September 26, 1964.
  • On October 22, 1966, Ramos challenged Carlos Ortiz for the World Lightweight Championship in Mexico City, Mexico, and lost by a fifth-round TKO when Referee Billy Conn stopped the fight due to a cut over Ramos' left eye. The stoppage was controversial, and the WBC declared the title vacant and ordered a rematch.
  • Round five of Ortiz vs. Ramos was named 1966 Round of the Year by The Ring.
  • The rematch between Ramos and Ortiz took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on July 1, 1967. Ortiz dominated the fight and won by a fourth-round TKO.
  • Ramos was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2001.

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Preceded by:
Davey Moore
WBA Featherweight Champion
1963 Mar 21 – 1964 Sep 26
Succeeded by:
Vicente Saldivar
Preceded by:
Davey Moore
WBC Featherweight Champion
1963 Mar 21 – 1964 Sep 26
Succeeded by:
Vicente Saldivar