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Like a bowl of ramen, the boxing schedule is slowly heating up. Soon you will need a chopstick fan to cool it down. Yes, your correspondent is still in Japan and is still stretching his metaphors. There are three televised cards on this week, with the highlight being ShoBox’s year-opener headlined by featherweights Ronny Rios and Rico Ramos, who share rather bland initials.
Ronny Rios vs. Rico Ramos, Friday, Showtime, Indo Calif. Californians RR and RR are near the top of the class of featherweight prospects. Ramos (21-1, 11 KO) saw his stock plummet in January last year after a loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux in which he didn’t appear to try at all. Rigondeaux has a way of making people look like that, though, and Ramos bounced back in entertaining fashion in June against former beltholder Efrain Esquivias. Rios (19-0, 9 KO) hasn’t had those kinds of ups and downs, most recently defeating long time Manny Pacquiao sparring partner David Rodela in a barnburner. In that fight he ...
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