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Ryan Wheeler suffers shock defeat to Spanish wild card

Ryan Wheeler's 15-fight unbeaten run was brought to an end by Madrid's Jose Ramos Savin in the second round of a scheduled eight-rounder
Jose Ramos Savin pulled off the upset in Frome
Frome • July 19

THERE was a shock in the bill-topper at Frome’s Cheese and Grain Hall when popular local southpaw Ryan Wheeler, unbeaten in 15 going into an eight rounder with tattooed Spaniard Jose Ramos Savin, was halted just 74 seconds into the second session by referee-for-the-night Mark Bates.

The visitor from Madrid, dubbed “Tornado”, was unbeaten himself in six outings but had won inside the distance only once – despite just one of his opponents boasting a positive record, that being on his debut way back in 2014.

Yet Ramos Savin began well enough and was pressing hard as the end of the opener approached. He went one better in the next, referee Bates not allowing Wheeler to continue after he was sent to the canvas.