Rico Ramos will be fighting on April 12th on ESPN against unheralded Oscar Gonzales, and the fight is not getting that much press. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Ramos seemed to be a promising talent but when a fighter faces old faded fighters and low quality opposition anyone can look good. Yes he was a world champion, but was he a proven fighter? No, but he was getting air time on HBO thanks to his advisor Al Haymon, which helped persuade a sanctioning body to give him a shot for a title. His title reign lasted just a few more rounds than Ricky Hatton lasted against Manny Pacquiao. Ramos’ career and confidence was destroyed by Guillermo Rigondeaux, the first quality opponent he had ever faced.
Ramos is currently in a must win situation after losing to Rigondeaux. He has had one victory and a surprise loss. He is fading fast and will fade even faster should he lose in his next fight against a lesser fighter.