Ramos Stops Dominguez, Molina TKOs Flores
By Chris Williams: Undefeated light welterweight prospect Luis Ramos (6-0, 4 KOs) stopped Aaron Dominguez (7-2, 5 KOs) in the 5th round of six-round bout on Wednesday night at the Sycuan Resort & Casino, in El Cajon, California. Ramos, a southpaw, knocked Dominguez down twice in the 5th round. He made it up after the second knockdown, a right to the midsection, and finished the round. However, in between rounds the fight was stopped by his corner. The fight was never competitive as Ramos used combinations to dominate the slower, less active Dominguez. In the first round, Ramos jabbed Dominguez, hitting him often with right-left combinations to the head. Dominguez followed Ramos around the ring, throwing slow, wide hooks with little power or form.
Ramos was able to land often when Dominguez would try to open up like this because he would be thinking offense, forgetting completely about his defense. In the second round, Dominguez started off fast, throwing short flurries one after another at the start of the round. However, Ramos immediately took control over the round and worked Dominguez over with combinations to the head. At the start of the 3rd round, Ramos knocked Dominguez back with a strong jab that almost knocked him down.
It was all Ramos for the rest of the round as Dominguez went on shut down, just taking punishment and not landing anything. In the 4th round, Ramos continued with the one-sided beating, hitting Dominguez like he was an over-sized punching bag. Dominguez, who started the fight reasonably well in the first, was now virtually doing nothing and looked utterly defeated.
In the 5th round, after pounding him for the first minute of the round, he nailed him with a right hook, then a straight left hand that sent Dominguez to the canvas. Dominguez got up, and several combinations later, Ramos sent him down again with a right to the midsection that caused Dominguez to turn around and take a knee. He got up at the count of eight as the round ended. In between the 5th and 6th, Dominguez’s corner stopped the fight.
In another bout on the card, undefeated light welterweight prospect Carlos Molina (4-0, 1 KOs) took out Ramon Flores (2-2-1, 2 KOs) in the 2nd round of a four-round bout. Molina dominated both rounds, and dropped Flores with a big left hook followed by a chopping right to the head. Flores’ corner waived the white towel, signaling to the referee they wanted the fight stopped.
At 2:47 referee Jose Cobian put a stop to the fight. Molina had too much speed and skill for Flores, who took a lot of shots in both the 1st and 2nd rounds. Unlike some of the other fights on this card, Flores fought back well, and landed some decent shots, but he lacked power to hurt Molina. In the end, he was out of his class and out-gunned by Molina.