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Photos: Julian Ramirez, Abraham Lopez stay undefeated in LA

A pair of featherweight prospects posted wins last night at the Belasco Theater.

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

Julian Ramirez stayed undefeated last night in Los Angeles, defeating veteran Christopher Martin via wide 10-round decision in the main event of Golden Boy's LA Fight Club show from the Belasco Theater, televised on Estrella TV.

Ramirez (16-0, 8 KO) was the victor on scores of 100-90, 99-91, and 99-91, handing Martin (28-7-3, 9 KO) his fourth straight loss, and his fifth in his last six fights.

"I'm really happy with the decision," said Ramirez. "I know this fighter, Chris, and I knew he was going to go in there and give it his all. For my next fight I know that I need to get with my camp focus on training and not get caught up with any distractions."

Ramirez, 22, ranked as BLH's No. 3 featherweight prospect in the 2015 year-end review series, behind former Olympians Oscar Valdez and Joseph Diaz Jr, and this is a win that keeps his momentum going as the new year gets rolling.

Another featherweight prospect, Abraham Lopez, also stayed undefeated last night, pushing his mark to 20-0-1 (15 KO) with a stoppage win over Carlos Valcarcel after seven rounds. Lopez, 28, picked up the win when the 34-year-old Valcarcel (14-7-4, 5 KO) didn't come out for the eighth round.

"I will take a short fight any day," said Lopez. "I trained hard enough to possibly make it all 10 rounds, but the intensity of the fight made it possible to end things early. I want to get a world championship this 2016, and this is the beginning of that dream."

Other results from the show:

  • Jonathan Navarro KO-2 Carlos Rodriguez
  • Edgar Valerio KO-1 Justin Lopez
  • Joshua Franco UD-6 Juan Benavides
  • Pablo Rubio Jr KO-2 Bryan Perez

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