Eduardo Ramirez and Leduan Barthelemy fought to a 10-round draw back in 2017, with both of course feeling they deserved the victory. In tonight’s rematch on the Wilder-Ortiz 2 pay-per-view undercard, Ramirez didn’t leave it up to the judges, stopping Barthelemy in the fourth round.
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Ramirez (23-2-3, 10 KO) had some trouble in the first couple of rounds with the rangier Barthelemy (15-1-1, 7 KO), but he started pouring on the pressure in the third, and was taking over big time in the fourth. Late in the round he landed a clean shot that dropped the Cuban, and while Barthelemy did get up, his legs were unsteady, and referee Russell Mora stopped the bout.
“I worked very hard for this, and we got it done today,” Ramirez, 26, said through a translator after the fight. “He’s a tall fighter, I felt his power, and he’s very difficult. That’s being honest. But I came here to fight. Viva Mexico!”
The 30-year-old Barthelemy is certainly back to the drawing board after this one, while Ramirez gets back in the win column following a decision loss to Claudio Marrero in June.