By Dan Ambrose: In a disappointing performance from Top Rank fighter light welterweight Jose Carlos Ramirez (17-0, 12 KOs), he was forced to go all out to struggle to defeat 31-year-old journeyman Manuel Perez (25-12-1, 6 KOs) in beating him by an unimpressive 10 round unanimous decision on HBO PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The final judges’ scores were 97-93, 98-92 and 99-91. Perez had a cut inside his mouth from the early rounds. His right ear also swelled up and stuck outwards by the end of the fight. Ramirez ended up with a badly swollen face. It wasn’t a pretty picture for someone who was supposed to be fighting in a showcase fight.