Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Nickname: "The Bronx Bomber"

   New York's Alex Ramos won multiple amateur championships including The National AAU title in 1979 and four NY Golden Gloves titles, he held a record of 143-15 before turning professional on Nov. 8, 1980 where he stopped Steve Arvin (12-3, 9 ko) in round 5 of a bout scheduled for 6 rounds.

   Ramos was considered a potential world champion from the start, and quickly ran off a string of 11 victories before being matched against world rated Norberto Sabater (20-1, 8 ko) in a 10 round middleweight bout at the Sands Hotel & Resort in Atlantic City, NJ that was aired on NBC Sports.  Ramos won handily on scores of 6-3-1, 6-3-1, and 8-2 in rounds to pick up the unanimous decision victory and remain unbeaten.

   3 fights later Alex tasted defeat for the first time as a professional against unheralded Ted Sanders (8-15-4, 3 ko's) where he was knocked out in round 8.  In his next fight, he was put in pretty tough against Tony Cerda (14-2-2, 8 ko) and was held to a draw after 10 rounds.  It was a rough spot in the fast moving track that Ramos management team had planned for him.

   His ability and heart were not in question, and he was put in very tough in his next two bouts against Mark Frazie (21-1, 12 ko), and undefeated J.B. Williamson (13-0, 5 ko).  Ramos passed both tests winning both via clear 10 round unanimous decision victories.  He then stopped highly respected James Waire in the 10th round, but tasted his 2nd defeat at the hands of world ranked contender Murray Sutherland (39-10-1, 33 ko) in a wild bout that saw the referee deduct 3 rounds from Ramos for low blows, and even though he floored Sutherland in the 4th round, the decision was unanimous in favor of Sutherland.

   After two impressive victories, and good showings against top competition "The Bronx Bomber" was back and got his first shot at a title belt.  April 25, 1984 he got a shot at defending USBA Middleweight Champion ferocious knockout artist Curtis Parker (25-5, 20 ko).  It was a war as expected, but when the final bell sounded Alex Ramos had become the new USBA Middleweight king on scores of  116-113, 116-112, and 117-112.

   The World class competition continued as he faced world ranked John Collins (31-1, 27 ko) in his next fight.  It was a non-title bout, and ended in a Draw after 10 rounds.  Next up was a title defense against undefeated and world ranked contender James "The Heat" Kinchen (33-0-2, 26 ko) in a bout from Caesars Tahoe that was televised on NBC network.  It was a close bout until the 9th round when Referee Joey Curtis waived the bout off, and Kinchen picked up the win and the USBA Title via KO.

   Ramos continued to campaign and challenged unsuccessfully 3 times for the California State Middleweight title belt, including a loss to future world champion Michael Nunn.  Ramos continued to fight becoming a favorite at the Country Club in Reseda, CA.  He finished his career with a string of 9 consecutive victories on the "Midwest Circuit" which earned him his first World Title fight against defending champion Jorge Castro (94-4-2, 65 ko) in Argentina.  Ramos was stopped in round 2, and this was his final professional bout.

   Alex ended his storied professional career with a record of 39 wins, 10 defeats, 2 draws winning 24 by knockout.   Ramos founded the Retired Boxers Foundation.

Click Here to see: Alex Ramos entire Pro Ledger on boxrec.com

If you would like to see Alex "The Bronx Bomber" in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

JOSE PACHECO                                   [ko-5]
DAN SNYDER                                       [w-6]
BILL TUTTLE                                         [w-8]
ROCKY FABRIZIO                               [tko-4]
NORBERTO SABATER                        [w-10]
WAYNE CAPLETTE                             [tko-5]
TONY CERDA                                       [Draw-10]
MARK FRAZIE                                      [w-10]
J. B. WILLIAMSON                              [w-10]
JAMES WAIRE                                     [tko-10]
MURRAY SUTHERLAND                   [L-10]
RONNIE ROBINSON                         [ko-4]
CURTIS PARKER                                [w-12] {USBA Middle Title}
JOHN COLLINS                                  [Draw-10]
JAMES KINCHEN                              [tko-by-9] {USBA Middle Title}
MICHAEL NUNN                               [L-12] {California State Middle Title}
DARNELL KNOX                              [tko-by-10]
RODERICK STARKS                        [w-10]
SEGUNDO MERCADO                    [tko-by-4]
JORGE CASTRO                            [ko-by-2] {WBAMiddle Title} (Ramos LAST pro bout)


1. Juan Roldan       [RSC-1]

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