Ramirez and Castro Pick Up Wins, Imam and Matias Fall

By Jon Uddin✏️

With the rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder dominating the headlines, you may have missed some other noteworthy results from the weekend of February 23rd.

Friday night at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, 25 year old Super-Bantamweight world prospect and Phoenix native 🇺🇸Carlos Castro (#3 WBC, #8 IBF, #9 WBO) picked up a 10 round majority decision win over Mexico’s 🇲🇽Jesus Ruiz (95-95, 96-94, 97-93).  With the win Castro stays perfect at 25-0-0, 10KO while Ruiz falls to 41-9-5, 29KO.

Also on Friday night, at the Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort in Miami, Cuban two time Olympic Gold-Medalist and highly touted Featherweight prospect 🥇🥇🇨🇺Robeisy Ramirez delivered a fourth round knockout over 🇺🇸Rafael Morales of Laredo, Texas. This is the second consecutive knockout for the 26 year old Ramirez who lost his debut. Ramirez is now 2-1-0, with 2 knockouts, and the previously undefeated Morales is now 3-1-0, with 1KO.

Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the Fury-Wilder undercard, Light-Welterweight 🇺🇸Amir Imam fell to 🇺🇸Javier Molina by eight round unanimous decision (73-79, 74-78, 74-78). Both Molina and Imam have been attempting to work their way back into contention in the welterweight division after suffering setbacks in the ring in the past. The win is a step forward for Molina (22-2-0, 9KO) while Imam (22-3-0, 19KO) has now dropped two of his last three fights.

Also on the Vegas undercard, Puerto Rico’s 🇵🇷Subriel Matias suffered the first loss of his career in an upset to 🇦🇲Petros Anayan. Matias was dropped in the seventh round by the 31 year old Armenian and lost by unanimous decision (95-94, 96-93, 95-94). Matias was undefeated entering the bout, winning each fight by knockout, including his previous fight which took place in his native Puerto Rico. This was the first fight on U.S. soil for Matias since his ill fated fight where he stopped Maxim Dadashev and the 28 year old Russian would succumb to injuries sustained in the fight four days later. Matias falls to 15-1-0, 15KO and Anayan improves to 15-2-2, 7KO.

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