Lem Satterfield

Mugged Luis Ramos out of Saturday’s fight with David Rodela

Undefeated lightweight prospect Luis Ramos had to pull out his scheduled 10-round bout against David Rodela on the Joseph AgbekoAbner 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.” 


Lem Satterfield can be reached at lem.satterfield@gmail.com

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