Video: Robeisy Ramirez KO’s Brandon Leon Benitez in seventh round with uppercut

Robeisy Ramirez stops Brandon Leon Benitez in co-feature to Lopez vs Clagget live from Miami

Former world champion Robeisy Ramirez got back in the win column on June 29, when he faced Brandon Leon Benitez at James L. Knight Center in Miami, FL. The pair battled it out in the co-feature to Teofimo Lopez vs Steve Claggett live on ESPN.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Ramirez (14-2, 9 KOs) defeated Benitez (21-3, 9 KOs) by knockout. The Cuban southpaw dropped and stopped his opponent of Mexico with a big left uppercut. Referee Chris Young waved the fight off at 2:46 into the seventh round.

With the victory, Robeisy Ramirez landed NABO featherweight belt. In his post-fight interview, the Las Vegas-based 30-year-old said he wanted to face Mexico’s Rafael Espinoza in a rematch. The latter came out on top by majority decision last December to become a new WBO featherweight champion.

Ramirez also said that ultimately he was looking to become a unified champion. He also said yes when asked whether he would face Bruce Carrington if the he was on the list of potential opponents.

“It’s no secret that Ismael Salas is one of the best strategists in the world. And so the plan was to wear him down little by little,” Ramirez said post-fight. “Then, after the last round, he tells me not to look for power shots but to move a bit and to return to my [amateur] roots. That’s what I did. I touched and touched, and I found the shot.”

“It’s not my first time landing a shot like that. It feels good to land a punch like that because it demonstrates that we worked hard in camp.”

“I want my title back. I want the rematch against Rafael Espinoza. If it’s not with him, then I can fight against any of the other champions.”

Get Lopez vs Claggett full fight card results.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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