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MARQUEZ KNOCKS RAMOS OUT COLD IN FIRST ROUND; CLEARS WAY FOR PACQUIAO

By Ben Thompson | July 16, 2011
MARQUEZ KNOCKS RAMOS OUT COLD IN FIRST ROUND; CLEARS WAY FOR PACQUIAO

Moments ago, lightweight king Juan Manuel Marquez cleared the way for his already scheduled third showdown with pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao, scoring an explosive first round knockout over Likar Ramos in Cancun, Mexico. Although he may have wanted to shake off some ring rust after a lengthy layoff, Marquez made quick work of his lesser skilled opponent, landing a devastating right hand that put Ramos out cold for a couple of minutes after the fight. Relive the action in FightHype's in-depth minute-by-minute round-by-round result.

ROUND 1
Ramos lands a quick jab. Marquez digs a 1-2 to the body. Jab upstairs lands for Marquez. Ramos sneak in a right hook. Straight right lands for Marquez. Jab lands for Marquez. They trade jabs. Right hand lands for Marquez, but Ramos gets in a left. BIG right hand down the middle lands for Marquez and Ramos is down. He's out cold. That's it.

Marquez KO1

THE WINNER BY KNOCKOUT AT 1:40 OF ROUND ONE....JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ



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