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Super Middleweight contender Gilberto Ramirez (30-0, 24 KOs) scored an eight-round TKO victory over Fulgencio Zuniga (27-10-1, 24 KOs) to retain his WBO International and NABF Super Middleweight titles at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The scheduled ten-round fight was the main event of a card presented by Top Rank Promotions and HBO Latino.
Ramirez, 23, of Mazatlan, Mexico, aims to be the first Mexican to win a world title at Super Middleweight and took another step in that direction by outclassing Zuniga, a 37-year-old veteran from Padilla, Colombia.
Zuniga was never in the fight as he was subjected to vicious uppercuts and hooks by the taller and stronger Ramirez.
Despite his long frame, Ramirez chose to push the action and fight at close range while also rocking back from punches to land counter shots.
Zuniga was an easy target for the entire fight until the referee finally stopped the fight in round eight.
Ramirez, who is ranked in the top ten of all four major world title, will likely look to fight a bigger name en route to a title shot.