Denis Lebedev vs Victor Emilio Ramirez
BY KID HERSH
From Moscow, Russia came the cruiserweight IBF and WBA title fight between Denis Lebedev (28-2, 21ko's) vs Victor Emilio Ramirez (22-2-1, 17ko's). In the first round Lebedev was pressing but steady and controlled. Ramirez was waiting for openings but not firing off much. In the second round we got a big surprise when Lebedev landed a left uppercut that hurt Ramirez. Ramirez is a tough dude though and didn't go down but he took repeated left hands over and over as I wondered why in the world this fight wasn't stopped - only to remember that was none other than Steve Smoger in the ring! Ramirez took more punishment until finally he went down, only to get up and take more and not wanting to fight on as he turned his back but Smoger continued allowing him to fight on. The end came shortly thereafter with a huge win for Lebedev who looked dominant in doing so. Next up is Gassiev!