Welterweight contender Jamal James held off upset-minded Abel Ramos Friday, profitable a 10-round majority determination on the Armory in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
One decide scored the bout 95-95, whereas the opposite two scored 96-94 in favor of James.
Utilizing a five-inch top benefit, James (23-1, 10 knockouts) rained punches down on the fighter from Casa Grande, Arizona. However, Ramos appeared to stun James with a left hook in Round 2, though he was unable to observe up.
James had regained his composure by the third, working behind a stiff jab and two-punch mixtures. Ramos pressed the motion, however his 6-foot-2-inch opponent was efficient with counters to go and physique.
“It feels so great to get this win in Minneapolis,” mentioned James, who has gained his final three bouts. “Ramos was a troublesome opponent who gave me a terrific problem, however I used to be capable of preserve my composure and provides the followers a win.
“I had to dig down tonight, but I think it was a good fight for me to grind out. I know if I keep working, I’m going to get a chance to prove myself against the best out there.”
James is ranked No. four by the WBA and No. 11 by the WBC.
Ramos falls to 18-Three-2, 13 KOs and has misplaced two of his final three bouts.
In the co-feature, former world title challenger Edner Cherry (37-7-2, 19 KOs) returned to the ring for the primary time in over a yr, rallying to defeat Dennis Galarza by 10-round unanimous determination.
Galarza (16-Three, 9 KOs) was efficient early, however Cherry was capable of make an adjustment halfway via the struggle, outboxing Galarza whereas strolling him down within the second half.
Scores had been 97-93 and 96-94 twice in favor of Cherry, who has now gained his final three outings.
In a conflict of unbeaten junior middleweights, Sebastian Fundora (9-Zero, 5 KOs) stopped Ve Shawn Owens (9-1, 9 KOs) at 2:27 of the fifth spherical.
Junior light-weight Chris Colbert (Eight-Zero, Three KOs) compelled Austin Dulay (11-1, Eight KOs) to stay on his stool after Round 7. Colbert had dropped Dulay within the prior session.
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