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Mugged Luis Ramos out of Saturday's fight with David Rodela
Unbeaten lightweight prospect Luis Ramos Jr. had to pull out of Saturday night's fight against David Rodela after he was attacked by three men on Tuesday.
Undefeated lightweight prospect Luis Ramos had to pull out his scheduled 10-round bout against David Rodela on the Joseph Agbeko-Abner Mares undercard as a result of being attacked during a Tuesday afternoon run, David Itskowich of Golden Boy Promotions announced during the final press conference for Agbeko-Mares on Wednesday.
Ramos was doing road work in his hometown of Santa Ana, Calif., when three men jumped him at approximately 2:00 p.m., according to the fighter's manager, Frank Espinoza.
Ramos was knocked to the ground, punched and kicked and also suffered laceration on his forehead as a result of being nicked by a box cutter that was used by one of his attackers.
"He said they were big rough-looking guys, cholos, who just wanted to take his stuff; they took his iPod and his wallet," Espinoza told RingTV.com before Wednesday's final presser at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, where the Agbeko-Mares takes place on Saturday. "He wasn't badly beaten up and he still wanted to fight on Saturday but we made him see a doctor on Tuesday night and there was some concern that he may have suffered a concussion."
That concern dashed the fight, although Espinoza and Ramos' promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, will apparently attempt to put the fight together against Rodela at a later date.
"We'll try to make that fight again because it's a good TV fight," Espinoza said. "That's a good Telefutura main event."
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