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February 28, 1988
Former U.S. Boxing Assn. middleweight title-holder Alex Ramos was not injured when Los Angeles County deputies shot at him after he allegedly attacked a female roommate, authorities said. Ramos, 27, was arrested late Friday and booked early Saturday for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, kidnaping and false imprisonment. He was jailed at the sheriff's department Pico Rivera office in lieu of $160,000 bail, Deputy Roger Hom said.
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October 1, 2000 | LARRY McSHANE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Alex Ramos was a born fighter. By choice or by circumstance, inside the ring or out, he could be nothing else. Reared in the blighted South Bronx, he escaped via the boxing ring. A four-time Golden Gloves winner, the middleweight contender swapped jabs with Michael Nunn and gibes with Howard Cosell. When he wound up in jail, an alcoholic and drug addict, Ramos fought on. "I will die a boxer," he once vowed. Five years ago, his biggest fight seemed won.
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SPORTS
November 12, 1986 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
It is becoming a familiar story in sports: Boy meets drugs. Boy likes drugs. Boy likes drugs too much. Boy loses career. Boy sees the light. Familiarity, however, need not breed contempt. No matter how many times it is told, the story remains poignant. The latest to tell it is Alex Ramos, a middleweight who enjoyed an incredible amateur career (198 wins in 207 fights with 168 knockouts), turned pro at age 19 and never flinched, winning his first 18 professional fights.
SPORTS
October 28, 1990 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former U.S. Olympic team member who had grown into a hard-punching middleweight began his pro career by knocking out two opponents within 16 days. He gained attention in 1988 when he knocked out two men in the same night , but the problem was that he was not wearing boxing gloves at the time. And the two men he flattened were not wearing boxing trunks but neatly tailored business suits. That was the night that the world came crashing down on Alex Ramos.
NEWS
October 1, 2000 | LARRY McSHANE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Alex Ramos was a born fighter. By choice or by circumstance, inside the ring or out, he could be nothing else. Reared in the blighted South Bronx, he escaped via the boxing ring. A four-time Golden Gloves winner, the middleweight contender swapped jabs with Michael Nunn and gibes with Howard Cosell. When he wound up in jail, an alcoholic and drug addict, Ramos fought on. "I will die a boxer," he once vowed. Five years ago, his biggest fight seemed won.
SPORTS
November 21, 1986
California middleweight champion Alex Ramos, who has a 26-4-2 record and 20 knockouts, will defend his title tonight against Michael Nunn, who is 19-0 with 12 knockouts. Nunn is ranked 10th by the World Boxing Assn. The 12-round fight, at the Country Club in Reseda, will be nationally televised by the ESPN cable network. The first bout on tonight's card will start at 6.
SPORTS
October 28, 1990 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former U.S. Olympic team member who had grown into a hard-punching middleweight began his pro career by knocking out two opponents within 16 days. He gained attention in 1988 when he knocked out two men in the same night , but the problem was that he was not wearing boxing gloves at the time. And the two men he flattened were not wearing boxing trunks but neatly tailored business suits. That was the night that the world came crashing down on Alex Ramos.
SPORTS
December 4, 1987 | STEVE KRESAL, Times Staff Writer
Alex Ramos, making his first appearance as a junior middleweight, won a unanimous 10-round decision over Rod Starks Thursday night in the main event at the Irvine Marriott in front of 1,100. Ramos, who was the middleweight on the 1980 Olympic team, ended the five-fight win streak of Starks, who was making his first appearance in a main event. Ramos is 28-5-2 and Starks is 10-5.
SPORTS
November 21, 1986 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
For all Michael Nunn has accomplished in boxing--19 wins in 19 pro fights, including 12 knockouts, after a 168-8 mark as an amateur and a spot as an alternate on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team--he has never held a title. Nor has he ever gone 12 rounds. Both could happen tonight. Indeed, one may be necessary to gain the other. Nunn, the North Hollywood middleweight ranked 10th by the World Boxing Assn.
SPORTS
October 28, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
He was just going to have to get up. That's all there was to it, he told himself. Darnell Knox had bounced back from too many blows, the biggest one outside the ring, to let this one stop him. An instant earlier, Knox had been two rounds away from his first title shot, clearly dominating Alex Ramos in a bout he had to win to qualify for a North American Boxing Federation middleweight championship fight. Then had come the Ramos right hand, unseen and unanticipated.
SPORTS
February 28, 1988
Former U.S. Boxing Assn. middleweight title-holder Alex Ramos was not injured when Los Angeles County deputies shot at him after he allegedly attacked a female roommate, authorities said. Ramos, 27, was arrested late Friday and booked early Saturday for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, kidnaping and false imprisonment. He was jailed at the sheriff's department Pico Rivera office in lieu of $160,000 bail, Deputy Roger Hom said.
SPORTS
December 4, 1987 | STEVE KRESAL, Times Staff Writer
Alex Ramos, making his first appearance as a junior middleweight, won a unanimous 10-round decision over Rod Starks Thursday night in the main event at the Irvine Marriott in front of 1,100. Ramos, who was the middleweight on the 1980 Olympic team, ended the five-fight win streak of Starks, who was making his first appearance in a main event. Ramos is 28-5-2 and Starks is 10-5.
SPORTS
October 28, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
He was just going to have to get up. That's all there was to it, he told himself. Darnell Knox had bounced back from too many blows, the biggest one outside the ring, to let this one stop him. An instant earlier, Knox had been two rounds away from his first title shot, clearly dominating Alex Ramos in a bout he had to win to qualify for a North American Boxing Federation middleweight championship fight. Then had come the Ramos right hand, unseen and unanticipated.
SPORTS
November 21, 1986 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
For all Michael Nunn has accomplished in boxing--19 wins in 19 pro fights, including 12 knockouts, after a 168-8 mark as an amateur and a spot as an alternate on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team--he has never held a title. Nor has he ever gone 12 rounds. Both could happen tonight. Indeed, one may be necessary to gain the other. Nunn, the North Hollywood middleweight ranked 10th by the World Boxing Assn.
SPORTS
November 21, 1986
California middleweight champion Alex Ramos, who has a 26-4-2 record and 20 knockouts, will defend his title tonight against Michael Nunn, who is 19-0 with 12 knockouts. Nunn is ranked 10th by the World Boxing Assn. The 12-round fight, at the Country Club in Reseda, will be nationally televised by the ESPN cable network. The first bout on tonight's card will start at 6.
SPORTS
November 12, 1986 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
It is becoming a familiar story in sports: Boy meets drugs. Boy likes drugs. Boy likes drugs too much. Boy loses career. Boy sees the light. Familiarity, however, need not breed contempt. No matter how many times it is told, the story remains poignant. The latest to tell it is Alex Ramos, a middleweight who enjoyed an incredible amateur career (198 wins in 207 fights with 168 knockouts), turned pro at age 19 and never flinched, winning his first 18 professional fights.
SPORTS
March 31, 1987
Alex Ramos of Bell will fight Ron Daniels of Paso Robles in a 10-round middleweight fight at the Country Club in Reseda tonight. Ramos has a record of 25-5-2 with 20 knockouts. The first bout is scheduled for 8 p.m.
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