Alright, let's put this to rest. Here's the video for any who haven't seen it or haven't made up their minds:
So the question is: Did Likar Ramos stage his knockout ("knockout," if you think he did), or was this the real deal?
I am usually hesitant to second-guess things like this. Whether that's a protective shell for my own sanity is up for debate, but after watching this over and over and over again, I'm throwing my hat in the ring with those who believe Ramos took a dive. I'm not saying Marquez and Ramos knew he was going down in 1:47 or that Marquez was aware of anything, but I'm saying Likar Ramos looks like he went night-night in the land of make believe. He got hit, and since he's so bad and Marquez is so good, sure that could have knocked him down, without question. Maybe it stops him. But that stumbling, eyes closed deal? Not so much. Not so much, I'm afraid.
But it's your call: Real KO or Likar Ramos acting job?
Did Likar Ramos stage the knockout against Juan Manuel Marquez?
Yes (833 votes)
No (340 votes)
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