BY MARY ANN OWEN
Team Ramos brings home State Titles!
Bam Rodriguez & Rick Medina advance to Littlerock, Ark.
Dec. 10, 2012
TEAM RAMOS took center stage at this years Silver Gloves tournament in McKinney Texas with hopes of bringing home a Texas State title.
This years team: Jesse Bam Rodriguez, Rick Medina, Robert Rodriguez, Julian Ramos, Romeo Gonzales & Christopher Martinez.
Our team once again had a strong showing against the States best JO boxers and advanced three of its boxers to the Finals.
After scoring an impressive victory Christopher Martinez dropped a disputed 3-2 decision in the finals. Bam Rodriguez advanced to
Littlerock, Ark. with a good performance and Rick Medina Jr capped off an impressive weekend with a slug fest victory over "Canelo" out of
The only other boxer to score a victory in the tournament was Robert "Biggy" Rodriguez. After an impressive victory the first night he
dropped a decision in the semis.
Romeo Gonzales & Julian Ramos were both eliminated in their first outing.
Team Ramos' Men's Boxers impressive at South Texas
Team picks up 1st Place Team Trophy - Open Division
Dec. 17, 2012
Our TEAMS Open Boxers picked up where our JO Boxers left off a few weeks ago, the Victory column. Cresencio Ramos & Ramon Cardenas
both advanced to this years LBC finals by scoring two impressive victories over the top boxers in the South Tx Association. Other Ramos
Boxers Nathaniel Dominguez dropped a close 3-2 decison after picking up two wins and Tokunmbo Adenerian dropped a decision in his first
Overall our team racked up 8 wins over 10 outings in the 3 day tournament.
Nathaniel Dominquez was impressive in all three outings. Dominquez looked like a season veteran against the Novice boxers. His future with
our team is bright if he stays in the gym.
Ramon Cardenas seems to have traded in his old "mindset" for a new one. The term "good head head on the shoulders" can easily be
edited to NEW HEAD ON THE SHOULDERS when it comes to the young pugilist. With his new humble and dedicated approach Ramon has
the ability to go very far in the sport. His above average speed and power are not the norm for "Mexican Boxers" according to some in the
boxing community in Tampa, Florida. Boxers in Florida should be glad his current address, currently, has a Texas zip code.
Our other Open Boxer, Cresencio Ramos Jr. was the same old Cresencio the local boxing community has got to know. Ever since Ramos
touched ground at TEAM RAMOS his hard nose approach to training was easily noticeable. Ramos is cut out of the same cloth as former
amateur and professional standout, Hector Ramos. Although not gifted with all the natural abilities their hard work and dedication has made
their boxing career seem natural. They are the model students of the game that are destined to be successful at whatever craft they should
to partake in.
Our other boxer, Tokunmbo "Tony" Adenerian, who currently serves as the Head Coach at Champion Fit gym and shares training grounds
with our team dropped a decision in his first outing vs a familiar foe. Tony not only currently serves as head coach but on many days serves
as his own coach. His competitive spirit and hard work ethic will keep him competitive in different fields.
TEAM RAMOS was awarded the Outstanding Open Division Team Trophy for their efforts. Arturo Ramos Jr and Cresencio Ramos Sr will
serve as head coaches at the State Tournament. Winners of that tournament will advance the the US Championships which will be held in
Seattle, Wash. this year. MYSA article on TEAM RAMOS Sparring partners win at Senior Event
Boxers earn trip to National Silver
TEAM RAMOS continued it's impressive run of victories as of late at the most prominent tournament for our young JO Boxer, Silver Gloves.
Jesse "Bam" Rodriguez, Christopher "Santos" Martinez & Rick Medina Jr all advanced to the National Silver Gloves tournament with impressive
wins in Littlerock vs game opponents from the South!
Few weeks removed from an impressive run at the Senior Mens Tournament by, Josh F. Rodriguez, Ramon Cardenas and Cresencio Ramos
Jr. our JO Boxers followed suit with a momentous run of their own.
Rick Medina Jr. was the first to pick up the Gold Medal with a victory over Arkansas' Kiwon Toney. It was a battle of speed and counter
punching that set the pace of the bout. In the end Medina would continue his impressive run from McKinney to advance to Missouri for the
Jesse "Bam: Rodriguez set up a date in the finals vs the towering opponent, Joseph Bergman from Louisiana after a dominating performance
the previous night. This was the boxing version of Manute Bol vs Spud Webb. "Spud" gameplan was obvious from the get go as he'd continue
to backup "Manute" from bell to bell. Bam plans on finishing off the work he began at last years Silver Gloves National Tournament.
Christopher "Santos" Martinez. Opportunity often comes in all shapes, forms and sizes. Opportunity knocked when Martinez' Silver Medal at
the State tournament was good enough to earn him a spot representing TEXAS in Littlerock, Ark. Martinez is the prime example of being ready
to step up to the plate when Opportunity comes knocking! He scored an hard fought victory over Louisiana's Thomas Ramsey to advance to
his first National Silver Gloves tournament in only his 15th bout!
Martinez drops decision at National Silver Gloves!
Feb. 4, 2013
It was a rough landing for our team in Kansas City, MO as the countries top JO boxers squared off to determine the BEST OF THE BEST!
Having fought their way through the Southern United States winning two tourmaents its was obvious that all three Ramos Boxers belong
among the best. Rick Medina dropped a split decision in his first outing to last years Champions. Jesse "Bam" Rodriguez, scored a TKO via
body shot in his first bout and dropped a close decision in the Semis. Christopher "Santos" Martinez had a spirited come from behind victory
in his opening bout but had to settle for Silver in the finals.
Overall our TEAM had a good showing at the 2013 National Silver Gloves Tournament. All three boxers were in the fight and never seemed to
be outclassed. The hard work to challenge the countries best paid off.
Next will be our LBC Junior Olympic Tournament.
Good weekend for Team Ramos in Texas & Florida!
March 23, 2013
In a first since my move to Tampa Team Ramos Texas and Florida was in action on the same day. The first time can easily be called a success.
Back in San Antonio Christopher Martinez, Sebastian Perea and Robert Rodriguez all scored impressive victories at Randazzo Boxing Teams
Martinez avenged a loss against his Houston foe. After a slow start Martinez's power started to take its toll and kept his opponent backpedaling.
Perea was impressive scoring a standing 8 count in the final round to put an exclamation mark on his strong performance. Robert Rodriguez
drew a tougher opponent. In boxing, styles make fights.
Although Robert struggled a bit to begin the bout he was able to score some clean punches to end the fight that gave him the slight edge on
in Orlando, Florida Lee "Holliwood" Dawson was able to show off his hard work and dedication without much noise. Not one to enter the room
without a sound it was obvious from the weigh in that Dawson was all business this time around. Dawson scored a clear victory over the 8 bout
veteran in his 4th pro outing. His opponent, Xaiver Lugo started the bout strong but was turned back with Dawson solid combinations and
aggressive style. In the end the scored read, 39-37, 40-36 and 40-36 all in favor of Team Ramos Alessi's, Holliwood Dawson.
Team Ramos Texas travels North for couple of
April 6, 2012
Team Ramos San Antonio hit the road to Austin Texas this weekend with two up and coming boxers and a veteran. Rick Fernandez, George
Ramos both traveled with hopes of earning their first victories in their short careers. Ramos was able to accomplish the feat in his 2nd outing
but Rick will have to wait until next time as he dropped a close decision
Veteran and former Tx Jo State Champion Gregory "Goyo" Morales scored a workmanlike victory. Goyo continues to pile up the wins with his
Gumby style boxing technique. It will be interesting to see if he can claim his LBC . . .
Team Ramos off to State Tournament!
May 20, 2013
Team Ramos Junior Olympic team will be will reprsented at this years 2013 State Tournament. This years coaches will take three boxers to
Houston to compete against Texas' best. Rick Medina Jr, Ismary Aquino and Amberly Guterriez will all be in action next month on their quest to
claim the State Title.
Team Ramos for the 3rd year in a row recieved a 1st Place Team Trophy. This year it was in the Intermidate Division. AJ Fernandez dropped a
decision in his first outing. He's been with our gym couple of months and I expect to see improvments as time goes along. Gregory Morales
turned in a lackluster performance and suffered his 4th loss in 30 outings. Romeo Gonzales & Christopher Martinez bothh suprisingly dropped a
decision in their first outings. George Ramos, Rick Medina, Ruben Gonzales and Robert Rodriguez all scored couple of wins before dropping
decisions. Amberly Guterriez & Ismary Aquino both advanced to the State Tournament as unopposed Champions.
Team Ramos Tx Impressive at State
Houston, TX - June 17, 2013
Team Ramos Texas, serving as the Team Coach (Arturo Ramos Jr.) for our LBC (South TX.) had a triumphant weekend at the State
Tournament this weekend in Houston.
Rick Medina Jr. scored two impressive victories to claim the State Title, Amberly Guterriez & Ismary Aquino also had an impressive showing in
With these 3 Titles it makes it a total of 10 Texas State Titles for the year for Team Ramos Tx.
Junior Olympic State FINALS
Ismary Aquino RSC-2 Alexus Castro (West Texas)
Amberly Guterriez Dec.Mikalya Lopez (West Texas)
Rick Medina Dec. Jacob Figueroa (Gulf)
TEAM RAMOS TX & FL begin foundation
at National Tournament!
July 13, 2013
Team Ramos Texas & Florida traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, FL for this years National Golden & Silver Gloves tournament. Ever since female
boxing became an Olympic sport female boxers nation wide have joined the amateur ranks with expectations to drape themselves with an
Olympic Medal and country flag. Our team is no exception.
Reina Tellez, Amber Le Pearl Ramos and Ismary Aquino will all have the privilege of calling themselves National Silver Gloves Champions.
Amberly Gutierrez claimed the title as an Unopposed Champion.
Reina Tellez (FL) vs Raelynn Camareno (TX) - Reina Tellez faced off against this years Junior Golden Gloves Champion, Raelynn
Camareno. There were fireworks from the opening. The Texan rushed Tellez hoping to intimidate the younger Tellez but Tellez would have
none of that. Reina fired back with sharp combinations and with some agression of her own. The final rounded ended as Tellez pounded strong
combinations to the body and head of Camareno.
Amber Le Pearl Ramos (FL) vs Lindsey Breeden (FL) - Ramos had an impressive showing in her first outing. But not without some struggle
at first. Breeden came out agressive and pushed Ramos up against the corner in the opening seconds. That only seemed to spark a fire in
Ramos as she bounced back with vicious combinations to the body and head of the Floridan foe. Ramos was able to score to standing 8 counts
in the final rounds courtesy of Amber's right hook to the body. Ramos was on the verge of scoring the final 8 count as the bell sounded.
Ismary Aquino (TX) vs Jolene Juarez (California) - FINALS Aquino boxed to perfection in all three rounds. The southpaw Juarez started
strong but was stunned by the eye deceiving power of Aquino. The fight ended as both boxers stood toe to toe finishing the final seconds with
Ismary Aquino (TX) vs Analisa Escobar (TX) -All out toe to toe battle between the two Texans. This bout could have easily gone the other
way. Aquino's strong finish in the final seconds of the round could have been the deciding factor in the judges scorecards.
Ashlee Reyes (FL) vs Maryguen Vellinga (Utah) - After a 2 year hiatus Reyes was back in top form! Although she dropped a tie-breaker to
the Utah boxer the final decision in no way reflected her dedication and disciplined to the sport. Reyes will be a name to be reckon win come
next years US CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Gut check for boxers at San Fernando Boxing
Oct. 8, 2013
Team Ramos Florida & Texas both teamed up for this weekends boxing show in San Antonio. It was a reality check for boxers on both teams.
Reina Tellez (Tampa) - Tellez was dealt a dose of reality via Texas. This was a step in the wrong direction for Reina. Her success and major
improvement as of late might have been at fault for her loss in San Antonio. Reina's timing and plain boxing basics were missing in this fight.
Two qualities that were present at the National Silver Gloves and Ringside Tournaments. It's time to go back to the drawing board.
Arturo Ramos IV (Tampa) - "AJ" performed well after being inactive over a year. Sometimes I think he might be to smart for the sport of
boxing. His personal philosophy has always been a defense first approach. Although this style might produce more loses that wins early in a
career it will become an asset once he becomes an open boxer. After 2 rounds of loading up on heavy punches Ramos decided to finish the
fight off with a final round of aggressiveness and non stop punching to score the victory.
Amber Ramos (Tampa) - Amber's worse critic has always been herself. Is this a bad thing? Should it be discouraged? She once told me,
"Dad, I suck" my reply was, "if that's going to keep making you work as hard as you do, then yes, you suck!" Amber was able to score the
victory in San Antoino in front of family due to her mental toughness. Anyone who has been in the ring understands how physical intimidation
can play a major role in ones performance. She had every reason to follow the footsteps of the populace and "be intimidated", her decision
not to, paid off. She was able to dominate all three rounds with an aggressive style that had her opponent backpedaling the majority of the
Ruben Gonzales (Texas) Despite fighting a boxer with 40 bouts, this was Ruben's 9th the fight was a toss up. Although the fight was close I
figured we'd get the close decision based on Rubens aggressiveness throughout the bout. The new scoring system I figured favored us in
this bout. Seems the judges saw it otherwise.
Sebastian Perea (Texas) "Flaco's" new found elusive style is starting define him. Perea was able to keep his opponent off balance with
sharp jabs, movement and crisp combinations. With better conditioning he could have easily scored a stoppage in this bout.
Luis Perea (Texas) Although I felt we should have won this fight I was glad we lost it. Perea had a hard time following the game plan due to
his poor conditioning.
Amberly Gutierrez (Texas) Scored a victory over a 35 bout veteran (this was Amberly's 11th bout) but it wasn't easy. It was good to see
Gutierrez struggle to pull out the victory. It was a good win for Amberly as her opponent was an above average boxer.
Cardenas drops heartbreaker in PAL Finals!
Oct. 7, 2013
Anyone with boxing experience knows when it comes to boxing, California has some of the toughest boxers there is. Cardenas was able to breeze through his
first two Californian opponents, Efren Lopez & Oxnard's, Rudy Garcia to set-up his finals match with former JO National Champion, Carlos Balderas.
Thanks to UStream we were able to tune in and watch the bout live. The first two rounds were easy to score. 1st round was easily Balderas, 2nd clearly to
Cardenas. The final round, in my opinion would determine the winner. The round remained close until the final seconds when Balderas was deducted a point
for excessive low blows. This should have easily given Cardenas the National Title. The judges, had other things in mind. Balderas pulled out the 2-1 decision
leaving Cardenas a bit bewildered.
Q&A with Ramon Cardneas
How did you feel at this tournament with the preparation you had at Ramos Boxing?
Ramon:"I Felt like I did great at this tournament but I have some things to work on when I go back to camp."
How does it feel to be back with Team Ramos?
"I feel like I reunited with my family that's been there with me since the beginning of my career and I also feel great with the team and with everyone's will to
work hard it pushes me to work harder to put the gym on top in the elite men division at the USA Championships"
What's next for you, plan to turn pro anytime soon?
"My next fight will be here in San Antonio at woodlawn park in the Staba Box-Offs to go to Spokane Washington. I plan to go ahead and pursue my dreams
of becoming a world champion in April by making my pro debut in April of 2014 in front of my hometown crowd of San Antonio"
Rivera & Bosquez display weeks of dedication at
Jefferson High School!
Nov. 25, 2013 - Tampa, FL
Team Ramos Alessi's Night of Fights 1 at Jefferson High School served its purpose this past weekend. Three of Team Ramos' boxers
showcased their weeks of training in front of an enthusiastic crowd. . Rafael "Ralfy" Rivera got the night going for our boxers with a TKO
victory over 11 bout veteran Yuniel Ramos. Ramos was unable to answer the bell for the final round after a barrage of punches ended the
3rd. Next up for our team was, Lee "Holliwood" Dawson. Lee started off the fight in impressive fashion with crisp combinations and slick
defensive moves. Unfortunately, it didn't last throughout the bout. Lee's opponent, Tony "The Only" Way was able to keep it interesting by
continuing to apply the pressure making the final two rounds difficult to score. In the end, Dawson would score the majority decision, 38-38,
Our final boxer, Noemi "Rebelde" Bosques closed the show out for our team in impressive fashion. Bosques overwhelmed her 20 bout
veteran opponent, Savnanah Hill (Arkansas) from the opening bell and scored the TKO 1:23 into the first round.
All three boxers will be back in action in Night of Fights 2 on Janurary 18, 2014.
Boxers advance to US Championships!
Sustiatia wins Novice Division!
Dec. 10, 2013 - San Antonio, TX
All three boxers participating in the LBC Tournament picked up first place trophies at this years tournament, in their respective categories. Ramon
Cardenas (123lbs Open), Luis Perea (165lbs, Youth Open), Cory Sustatita (123lbs, Youth Novice).
Ramon Cardenas was impressive in both of his victories. He is hoping to improve from last years Bronze medal finish at the US Championships. He is
currently raked #3 by USA Boxing.
Cory Sustatita was able to score two victories in his young career. Luis Perea was unopposed.
Ramon Cardenas advanced to the US Championships in Spokane, Wash. Jan. 16-21, 2014 & Luis Perea advanced the Youth Championships in Reno,
Nevada Jan. 5-12, 2014
McCollum Senior defeats son of local legend
San Antonio Express News
Dec. 9, 2013
|Gonzalez wins State Title.
Rodriguez & Gonzalez punch their way to Arkansas!
Ruben Gonzalez slugged his way to this years Silver Gloves State Title. Although sloppy at time his aggressiveness was enough for the
judges to give him the "dubyas". It was clear that Ruben was determined on winning this tournament. His performance proved it.
Our other boxers, Robert Biggy Rodrguez advanced to Littlerock as unopposed, RJ Fernandez.dropped a decision in the finals.
Ramos Boxing Team - Quick Updates:
Regional Silver Gloves Littlerock, Ark. Ruben Gonzales III drops a decision in the finals. Rodriguez advances to Nationals.
National Silver Gloves Kansas City, MO - Robert "Biggy" Rodriguez drops decision in Semi - Finals.
Regional Golden Gloves - Luis Perea 165 Open division, wins 3 bouts in route to State Tournament. Arturo Guzman wins 4 bouts to claim the
Novice Division title at 123lbs. Romeo Gonzales drops a decision in the finals in the 114lb Open Division. Ramon Cardenas drops a decision to
Hector Tanajara in the 123 Open Division.
State Golden Gloves - Luis Perea breezes through the first 3 opponents but drops a close decision to #1 ranjked boxer in the nation, Alex
FEB. 14. Tampa, FL - Noemi Bosques is announced the victor over Marisol Miranda but later called back to the ring and announce an
error in adding up the scores. A Draw is announced. - Rafael "Ralfy" Rivera drops a Split Decision to Jose Castro from Puerto Rico.
FEB. 28 San Diego California - Noemi Bosquez travels across the country to take on #9 ranked boxer in the world, Kenia Enriquez. After 6
exciting rounds Enriquez is announced the winner by unanimous decision.
LaMANNA RETURNS APRIL 12 AGAINST AHSANDI GIBBS
AT BALLY’S ATLANTIC CITY
Atlantic City, NJ—Undefeated middleweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, of Millville, NJ, tackles his first eight-rounder and his toughest foe
when he boxes Ahsandi Gibbs, of Tampa, FL, on Saturday evening, April 12, in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City.
The LaManna-Gibbs contest will serve as the semifinal to the 10-round junior lightweight main event which features Jason Sosa, of Camden,
NJ, against Michael Brooks, of Nassau, LI. First of seven fights is 7.30 p.m.
LaManna 22, is unbeaten in 13 fights since turning pro in 2011. He has scored seven knockouts.
He is one of the most popular fighters in South Jersey. This will mark his seventh fight in Atlantic City and his fourth at Bally’s, where he shut
out Joshua Robertson, of Lynchburg, VA, over six rounds in his last fight Sept. 28.
“I’m excited to be back in the ring,” LaManna said. “After my last fight I was in numerous training camps, helping guys prepare, so I’ve always
been in the gym. I’m definitely not looking for any more six-month layoffs.
“As far as Gibbs goes, from what I know he’s a non-stop pressure fighter, but he’s nothing that I haven’t seen before. I want to make a
statement. on April 12. I want to thank my team for getting me ready—Vinny Ponte, Raul Rivas, Rashiem Jefferson, Hassan Hamid-El,
Jermaine Clark. I’m looking forward to the next step up in my career.”
It’s a solid step-up fight for LaManna, who insists he’s ready to go to the next level. His biggest win was a six-round decision over veteran Josh
Snyder, of Berlin, MD, one year ago in Atlantic City.
Gibbs (left), 35, turned pro in 2007 and is 10-3, 4 K0s, but has not boxed in three years. He has boxed better opposition, though he lost to
James Kirkland, of Austin, TX; Ibahiem King, of West Palm Beach, FL, and Marcus Upshaw, of Jacksonville, FL. He has not boxed since losing
“Originally, I took some time off to see what I wanted to do next,” Gibbs said. “Different situations caused me to fall out of love with what I was
doing. I started to go to school and there wasn’t enough hours in the day to box, work, go to school and do all three the way they needed to
“From the outside looking in, I began to see the mistakes I made going and decided to come back. I’ve been trying to get a fight for close to
two years and they kept falling through for various reasons. I’ve been training with Arturo Ramos and I feel like I’m the best I’ve ever been.
“I feel good about this fight. I’ve been ready for a long time. I don’t know much about my opponent other than what everybody that punches
his name into Google knows. I won’t really know until the bell rings.”
ing.com and www.ticketmaster.com. The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., in association with Bally’s Atlantic City.
Gibbs drops close decision to hometown boxer!
77-75, 77-75, 78-74
Ahsandi Gibbs dropped a close points decision to hometown boxer, Thomas Lamana this past weekend at the Ballys Casino in Atlantic City
After clearly winning the first round Lamana was unable to follow suit for the remainder of the bout. As the second round came to a close
you could see the shift in momentum changing hands in favor of the caller from Florida. As the third round began Gibbs continued following
his game plan and picked up the pace forcing Lamana to backpedal for the remainder of the fight. Gibbs showed his determination and new
found style landing solid jabs and following up with hard combinations to the head and body. Lamana did show some life midway through
the 5th round catching Gibbs with a combination in the center of the ring which only motivated Gibbs to step on the gas and apply more
pressure. Lamana seemed a bit confused with the surprising attack after landing a three punch combination. He remained with his back to
the ropes for most of the round.
Lamanas style of landing the occasional flickering jabs seems more suited for the Olympic scoring system rather than that of a professional
with his experience. Although outclassed for most of the fight Lamana showed great poise and focus despite being in the fight of his life for
the full 8 rounds With some added experience in his corner and adjustments in the gym he may someday develop into a well rounded boxer.
Ahsandi Gibbs Post fight Interivew
Thomas Lamana Post fight Interview
|Tampa, FL - Celina Salazar travels to
Tampa to help Noemi Bosques prepare for
her bout at the Forum in Tampa. Bosques
scores the victory!
|Junior Olympic Boxers from Team Ramos Texas sweep the
competition in South Texas. Winning 9 Gold Medals and 2 silver with their 11 entires into
the tournament. Our Team is name MOST OUTSTANDING TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT and advances 5
boxers to the STATE TOURNAMENT.
|Team Ramos Texas does the unthinkable at the Texas State Tournament and brings home 5 STATE
TITLES! Due to age restrictions only 3 advance to the National Tournament in West Virginia. Our
Team returns home with one National Champion, Amberly Gutierrez. Other two boxers drop a
decision in their first outing.
2014 Ringside World Championship Tournament - Kansas City, MO
Our team began with a total of 26 boxers with hopes to represent our team in Kansas City. 19 made it, 12
were part of TEAM A, 7 Team B and 2 of Team C. After 6 days of Team Ramos advanced 10 boxers into the
finals. Of those 10, 6 came back with their belts. Isamary Aquino, RJ Fernande, Jorge Ramos, Austin Sustatia
Gus Garido Jr. and Katherine Boudine. Runnner Ups - Amberly Gutierrez, Amber Ramos, Alyssa Fernandez
and Luis Perea. All 5 Champions were from TEAM A, Runner Ups 1 A Team, 2 from B and 1 from C.
|THE SWEETHEART VICTORIOUS IN COSTA RICA!
Salazar defeats Maria Elena Villalobos takes step towards world title!
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Salazar closer towards world title!
|CELINA THE SWEETHEART SALAZAR
Victory in Costa Rica!