Casey Ramos
Weightclass:
Super Bantamweight
Age:
25
Birthplace:
Austin, TX
Record:
17-0, 5 KOs
Height:
5'6"
Reach:
Managers:
John Ramos (uncle)
Trainers:
Rick Ramos (father)
biography
“The Wizard”  

Ranked USBA #7, NABF #15, WBC #34 at 130 pounds…

At the age of 22, Casey is a five-year pro – he made his debut at 17. A prospect at 130 pounds, he has stayed active in the ring, stepped up in class of opposition in recent fights, and made good progress.
He is coming off a fifth-round TKO win against Arthur Trevino in his last fight on June 16.
Casey scored his career-best win in his previous fight on October 29, 2011 - an eight-round unanimous decision in a sensational fight against previously undefeated Joselito Collado.
After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Ramos and Collado were supposed to meet in July, but Collado got sick the week of the fight and withdrew. Ramos went on to defeat another opponent but Top Rank, which promotes Ramos, and Main Events, which handles Collado, still wanted to make the match.
So that is what they did in the "Top Rank Live" opener, which turned out to be a terrific, fan-friendly fight. It looked like Collado might make it an early night when he scored a solid third-round knockdown, but Ramos was undaunted. Maybe it woke him up a bit, because from there he went on to outslug Collado in a grinding, physical battle of attrition. Both guys deserve a lot of credit for showing heart and not backing down while getting tagged with clean shots.
Ramos seemed to consistently land the more stinging punches as he scored the most notable victory of his career. [End Rafael item]
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.”
Manager-uncle John Ramos said, “Casey’s an awesome, humble...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2012 - in his last fight on 6-16-12 in El Paso, TX, he TKOd Arthur Trevino (7-7-3): the fight was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Andy Lee main event, and Casey dominated; he consistently outboxed Trevino, landed the sharper punches, and steadily wore him down; he rocked Trevino in the 5th round, Trevino’s corner threw in the towel, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:14…
2011 – on 10-29-11 in Thackerville, OK, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Joselito Collado (12-0): the bout was co-featured with the Vanes Martisrosyan-Richard Gutierrez main event - it was fast-paced and exciting, and stole the show; the momentum shifted back and forth - Collado started fast and bloodied Casey’s nose in the 1st round; Casey bloodied Collado’s mouth in the 3rd, but Collado scored a knockdown moments later with a left hook, and Casey was cut over his right eye by a clash of heads; Collado was cut over his left eye by a punch in the 4th round, and it swelled almost shut by the end of the fight; both fought hard in the late rounds, but Casey finished the fight strongly, staggered Collado in the 8th, and won by scores of 78-74, 78-73, 77-74…
On 7-15-11 in Las Vegas, NV, he won an 8 round split decision against late substitute Georgi Kevlishvili (12-2): the bout was co-featured with the Diego Magdaleno-Alejandro Perez main event; Kevlishvili gave a good effort, but Casey dominated the fight; he was cut over his right eye by a clash of heads in the 3rd round, but consistently outboxed and outworked Kevlishvili and landed the sharper punches; scored 77-75, 78-74 Ramos, 77-74 Kevlishvili…
On 4-23-11 in Thackerville, OK, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against John Jackson (15-2-1): the fight was co-featured with the Frankie Leal-Roberto Marroquin...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Casey said, “I was born and raised in Austin. I have two brothers and one half-sister. My mother, she’s a community liaision for an elementary school, and my father, he cuts meat at HEB.
“There’s plenty of boxers in the family – pretty much if you were a boy in my family, you had about 20-plus amateur fights. My uncle was a professional, as well as my grandfather on my mother’s side. My father had about 30 amateur fights. Both of my brothers, they had at least, I’d say, 60-plus amateur fights.
“As you can see, I’ve been around boxing my whole life. It’s a family thing. I’ve been in the gym since I was six. I had my first fight when I was eight, and I won my first tournament when I was eight. Ever since then, I’ve just been fighting.
“I had 110 amateur fights - I was 95-15. Pretty much every year I was the dominant factor in the local, state and South Texas associations. I rarely lost in those tournaments. I was at least a five-time state champ. There’s no telling how many of those small tournaments that I won.
“I’m naturally righthanded. I’m single – I don’t have any time for that right now. No kids.
“I go to school. This past December was my last month as an elementary school math tutor for the school where my mom works at – Smith Elementary. I did that for about four years, but now I’m just going to school full-time and training. I go to ACC – Austin Community College. My major is business.”…
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:
2004 JUNIOR OLYMPIC INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL - Brownsville, Texas, 114 pounds - SILVER MEDALIST: in the semifinals on 7-6-04 he won by walkover against Adan Mares of Mexico; in the finals on 7-8-04 he lost a 21-10 decision against Gary Russell Jr. of Washington, D.C….
2004 U.S. NATIONAL...
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Biography

“The Wizard”  

  • Ranked USBA #7, NABF #15, WBC #34 at 130 pounds…

At the age of 22, Casey is a five-year pro – he made his debut at 17. A prospect at 130 pounds, he has stayed active in the ring, stepped up in class of opposition in recent fights, and made good progress.

He is coming off a fifth-round TKO win against Arthur Trevino in his last fight on June 16.

Casey scored his career-best win in his previous fight on October 29, 2011 - an eight-round unanimous decision in a sensational fight against previously undefeated Joselito Collado.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Ramos and Collado were supposed to meet in July, but Collado got sick the week of the fight and withdrew. Ramos went on to defeat another opponent but Top Rank, which promotes Ramos, and Main Events, which handles Collado, still wanted to make the match.

So that is what they did in the "Top Rank Live" opener, which turned out to be a terrific, fan-friendly fight. It looked like Collado might make it an early night when he scored a solid third-round knockdown, but Ramos was undaunted. Maybe it woke him up a bit, because from there he went on to outslug Collado in a grinding, physical battle of attrition. Both guys deserve a lot of credit for showing heart and not backing down while getting tagged with clean shots.

Ramos seemed to consistently land the more stinging punches as he scored the most notable victory of his career. [End Rafael item]

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.”

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.”

Regarding his nickname, Casey said, “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.’ ”

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2012 - in his last fight on 6-16-12 in El Paso, TX, he TKOd Arthur Trevino (7-7-3): the fight was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Andy Lee main event, and Casey dominated; he consistently outboxed Trevino, landed the sharper punches, and steadily wore him down; he rocked Trevino in the 5th round, Trevino’s corner threw in the towel, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:14…

2011 – on 10-29-11 in Thackerville, OK, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Joselito Collado (12-0): the bout was co-featured with the Vanes Martisrosyan-Richard Gutierrez main event - it was fast-paced and exciting, and stole the show; the momentum shifted back and forth - Collado started fast and bloodied Casey’s nose in the 1st round; Casey bloodied Collado’s mouth in the 3rd, but Collado scored a knockdown moments later with a left hook, and Casey was cut over his right eye by a clash of heads; Collado was cut over his left eye by a punch in the 4th round, and it swelled almost shut by the end of the fight; both fought hard in the late rounds, but Casey finished the fight strongly, staggered Collado in the 8th, and won by scores of 78-74, 78-73, 77-74…

On 7-15-11 in Las Vegas, NV, he won an 8 round split decision against late substitute Georgi Kevlishvili (12-2): the bout was co-featured with the Diego Magdaleno-Alejandro Perez main event; Kevlishvili gave a good effort, but Casey dominated the fight; he was cut over his right eye by a clash of heads in the 3rd round, but consistently outboxed and outworked Kevlishvili and landed the sharper punches; scored 77-75, 78-74 Ramos, 77-74 Kevlishvili…

On 4-23-11 in Thackerville, OK, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against John Jackson (15-2-1): the fight was co-featured with the Frankie Leal-Roberto Marroquin main event, and Casey dominated; he floored Jackson with a left hook after a break in the 1st round, and Jackson took about three minutes before he continued; Casey was penalized one point for punching on a break again in the 2nd round; Casey scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 4th round – Jackson fell into the ropes, which came apart and caused about a 10-minute delay – Jackson was also penalized one point for spitting out his mouthpiece after he was knocked down; scored 79-70 on all three scorecards…

 

2010 – on 11-20-10 in Thackerville he won a 6 round unanimous decision against lefthanded Leon Bobo (18-6-1): the fight was on the undercard of the Raul Martinez-Rodrigo Guerrero main event; Casey scored a knockdown in the 1st round, and Bobo fought very cautiously after that; scored 60-53 on all three scorecards; after the fight, Casey said, “I wasn’t focusing at first, and I was letting him get off. Once I settled down I was able to get to him. You saw I hit him with some good shots and he started holding.”…

On 4-29-10 in Ft. Worth, TX, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Angel Rodriguez (4-3-2): the fight was co-featured with the Kirk Johnson-Douglas Robertson main event; Rodriguez gave a good effort and had a few rallies, but Casey dominated most of the fight; he scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 1st round, consistently outworked Rodriguez, and won by scores of 80-71 on all three scorecards; after the fight Casey said, “When I knocked the guy down, I tried to stay focused. If I get the knockout, I get the knockout. He had a tough chin and after that first knockdown, he got more loose and more of a rhythm and got stronger as the fight went on.”…

2009 – on 10-10-09 in Ft. Worth he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Joe Morales (19-12): the fight headlined at LaGrave Field, and it fast-paced and exciting; both gave strong efforts and had several rallies, but Casey generally outworked Morales and landed the sharper punches; Casey was penalized one point for dropping his mouthpiece two times in the 6th round, but won by scores of 77-74, 77-73, 78-73…

On 6-19-09 in Frisco, TX, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Justo Vallecillo (5-9): the fight was on the undercard at the Dr. Pepper Arena, and Casey dominated; he consistently outworked Vallecillo, landed the sharper punches, and won by scores of 60-54, 60-54, 59-55…

On 2-6-09 in McAllen, TX, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Guadalupe de Leon (7-5): scored 77-75, 77-75, 78-74…

2008 – on 10-18-08 in Harlingen, TX, he TKOd Antonio Reyes (3-1): at 1:16 of the 3rd round…

On 7-4-08 in Hidalgo, TX, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Saul Gutierrez (5-10-2): scored 59-55, 59-55, 60-54…

On 5-23-08 in Austin, TX, he TKOd Jaime Villa (5-4-1): Villa did not continue after the 5th round; the local commission records it as a TKO at 0:10 of the 6th round…

On 3-28-08 in Harlingen he knocked out Edwin Espinoza (debut): at 0:36 of the 1st round…

On 2-7-08 in Austin he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Adauto Gonzalez (8-2): scored 60-54 on all three scorecards…

2007 – on 11-3-07 in Austin he TKOd Rudy Paz (2-6-1): at 0:21 of the 3rd round…

He debuted at the age of 17 on 6-16-07 in Austin and won a 4 round unanimous decision against Doyle Gayler (0-2): scored 40-36 on all three scorecards…

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Casey said, “I was born and raised in Austin. I have two brothers and one half-sister. My mother, she’s a community liaision for an elementary school, and my father, he cuts meat at HEB.

“There’s plenty of boxers in the family – pretty much if you were a boy in my family, you had about 20-plus amateur fights. My uncle was a professional, as well as my grandfather on my mother’s side. My father had about 30 amateur fights. Both of my brothers, they had at least, I’d say, 60-plus amateur fights.

“As you can see, I’ve been around boxing my whole life. It’s a family thing. I’ve been in the gym since I was six. I had my first fight when I was eight, and I won my first tournament when I was eight. Ever since then, I’ve just been fighting.

“I had 110 amateur fights - I was 95-15. Pretty much every year I was the dominant factor in the local, state and South Texas associations. I rarely lost in those tournaments. I was at least a five-time state champ. There’s no telling how many of those small tournaments that I won.

“I’m naturally righthanded. I’m single – I don’t have any time for that right now. No kids.

“I go to school. This past December was my last month as an elementary school math tutor for the school where my mom works at – Smith Elementary. I did that for about four years, but now I’m just going to school full-time and training. I go to ACC – Austin Community College. My major is business.”…

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2004 JUNIOR OLYMPIC INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL - Brownsville, Texas, 114 pounds - SILVER MEDALIST: in the semifinals on 7-6-04 he won by walkover against Adan Mares of Mexico; in the finals on 7-8-04 he lost a 21-10 decision against Gary Russell Jr. of Washington, D.C….

2004 U.S. NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS - Brownsville, Texas, 114 pounds: in his first fight on 6-22-04 he won a 28-10 decision against Cedric Benigno of Honolulu, Hi.; in the quarterfinals on 6-23-04 he lost a 13-11 decision against Ernie Garza of Saginaw, Mich….

  • 2005 South Texas Region 8 champion…
  • 2003, 2004 South Texas Boxing Association “Boxer of the Year”…

STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has been the full eight-round distance six times, and the full six-round distance five times…had a strong amateur background…has a strong family boxing background…

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 16 fights…94 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 5.8 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 31 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 8 rounds – 6 (6-0)…6 rounds – 5 (5-0)…