Sugar Ramos

Sugar Ramos

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Sugar Ramos

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Ultiminio Ramos (born December 2, 1941, in Matanzas, Cuba) is a Cuban-Mexican boxer who is better known as Sugar Ramos. Ramos fought out of Mexico where he was adopted as a national hero. He is a former featherweight champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.


He won the Cuban Featherweight championship belt in 1960 and then fled to Mexico City when Fidel Castro came into power.

Famous bouts

In Mexico, Ultiminio "Sugar" Ramos built his historical career. On March 21, 1963, Ramos had a bout scheduled at Dodger Stadium. On that day, Ramos severely beat Davey Moore. In the 10th round, Moore was knocked down. His head bounced off the bottom rope, and then hit the canvas. Four days later, Moore died from injuries sustained to his brain stem.

This was similar to Ramos' twelfth professional fight in which Jose Blanco died from injuries sustained in the fight. Ramos was criticized.


Ramos lost his title in 1965 and never challenged for his title again. He did continue boxing, however, until 1972.


His record was 55 wins (40 KO's) 8 loses, and 3 Draws.

Cultural references

Bob Dylan wrote a song about the event where Davey Moore succumbed to death while posing the question of public responsibility. It is titled "Who Killed Davey Moore?" and was also...
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