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Ramos vs Rigondeaux Results: Rico Ramos Post-Fight Interview After First Loss (Video)

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

"He showed he was the true champion. He was real tough. I showed I was a true champion by getting up. He caught me in the first round, I went down. Then, like the third round, he started to slow down. And then he hit me in the back of the head. I was dizzy. But the referee was like, 'You know, fight.' I wanted to take my time. But that's when he caught me with the body shot, and I fell."

This is a pretty feeble attempt (interviewer pushes a headbutt angle, too, but that's not on him - he's just doing his job) to explain things, but I'm going to be truly honest here: Rico Ramos is not a world-class fighter and nothing he did last night proved he was a "true champion." We're talking about a guy who landed 15 punches in six rounds. Fifteen punches in six rounds. He threw 114. He landed at a 13% clip. He was awful, and quite frankly, he's now got a deserved reputation as TV fight poison. Ramos is connected to Al Haymon, and I still don't know how anyone is getting this guy back on TV. Who on earth wants to watch him fight?

[ Related: Ramos vs Rigondeaux Full Fight Coverage ]

The Shimoda fight was terrible with a memorable left hook finish from Ramos. This fight was terrible with a memorable body shot finish from Rigondeaux. In neither fight did Ramos truly look like he belonged at this level.

A lot will have to change about Rico Ramos for him to get back to this standing. And I think it's going to be an uphill climb all the way.

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