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.
December 4, 1987 |
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.
October 28, 1987 |
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.
November 21, 1986 |
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.
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.
November 12, 1986 |
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.