At the age of 26, Casey is an eight-year pro – he made his debut at 17. A talented young prospect at 130 pounds, he was an acccomplished amateur.
He is also a student at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, where he is due to complete an undergraduate degree course in Economics this fall.
In his last fight on March 12 in Burbank, California, Casey won an eight-round technical decision against Jonathan Perez. The scheduled 10-rounder headlined at the Marriott Convention Center – it drew a capacity crowd and was a good action fight.
Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Ramos is a prospect Top Rank has been building slowly but surely and he shut out Perez in the main event of “Solo Boxeo Tecate” on UniMas.
Ramos utilized his jab well and threw a lot of combinations, but he had his biggest moment of the fight in the second round when he knocked Perez down with a left hook.
Ramos sustained a cut over his right eye in the fourth round as a result of an accidental head butt. The cut bled steadily throughout the rest of the bout, but Ramos cruised to the victory. [End Rafael item]
Manager-uncle John Ramos said, “Casey’s an awesome, humble kid with great character, and he has an entertaining style. He’s well-rounded in the ring, and he’s willing to fight anybody. I think he’s on the right path to become a world champion.”
Casey said, “I’m pretty versatile in the ring – I can do a lot – but I’d say I’m mostly a boxer-puncher. We’re not going to underestimate anybody – we’re going to go in there as if he’s the best in the world. I’m not too much of a bragger or a boaster.
“They gave me that nickname at my first state tournament when I was eight years old. My whole team, we all made it to state and everybody was losing. One of my coaches was like, ‘You know what, Casey? You’ve got to pull a hat-trick, work some magic, do something.’ I tried my best and I won the fight. I won the state title and ever since then, my coach has been calling me ‘The Wizard.’ ”