IN a stunning upset, former amateur sensation Robeisy Ramirez shockingly lost a four-round split decision on his professional debut to the unheralded Adan Gonzales on Saturday night (August 10).
After signing pro terms with promotional giants Top Rank in May, this featherweight four-rounder at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia was expected to be a showcase for the two-time Olympic gold medallist. In the end, it turned out to be a nightmare.
The 25-year-old Cuban southpaw, so vaunted for his sublime skills, simply did not get going. Just 22 seconds into the bout, Ramirez was caught by a left hook from Gonzales, which caused him to stumble, spin and touch down on the canvas with both gloves.