Weigh-ins complete for most anticipated fight of 2018

(l to r) Joe Vargas, head boxing coach at The Arena in Point Loma, San Diego, Calif. and his undefeated flyweight fighter Dewayne Beamon, plus his opponent on Friday night at Salon Mezzanine in Tijuana, Angel “Diablito” Ramos from Ensenada, B. C., Mexico.

In Friday’s Borizteca Boxing Promotion’s Main Event at the Salon Mezzanine in Tijuana, B. C., Mexico, the promoter has flyweights 24-year-old southpaw Angel Ramos (17-1-1, 12 KOs) from Ensenada, B. C., Mexico, Global ID 634052 facing 32-year-old orthodox boxer Dewayne Beamon (13-0, 10 KOs) from San Diego by way of Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA, Global ID 728230.

With many saying, “It’s near impossible to predict the winner of this matched,” who would dare pick against either boxer and in due course alienate themselves from one side or the other. Back in 2002 and 2003, when the Italian Arturo “Thunder” Gatti from Jersey City, New Jersey was going up against Lowell, Massachusetts’ favorite son “Irish” Micky Ward, it would have been suicide to announce your selection in front of the opposing side. Or how about picking a winner between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez? Likewise, it would take a stroke of genius to predict the winner of this Friday evening, February 16, 2018, contest between Ramos and Beamon.

Some fights you just know deep down that they’re going to be great. You have two men of outstanding character, not unlike the brave soldiers who charged up the hill in battle. And yet, predicting the winner of such a fight can be a sports journalist’s faux pas (social embarrassment). Who is he to claim he can predict the winner of a fight? While both boxers appear to be in great physical shape, Beamon definitely has the greater muscle tone and mass but isn’t that less a factor, perhaps even a disadvantage in the sport of Boxing? I believe it is, and that’s why I see Ramos prevailing in this contest. 1) because he’s been a participant in the sport for a longer period of time, 2) he should be better able to see the punches coming and then slip them, and 3) while on offense he should be able to feint better and land more of his own punches.

For Beamon: what’s it going to be like dealing with an opponent on his turf, using the judges he knows personally, versus a man of equal ability or possibly in far better condition? He will no doubt be able to sap my strength. Or, should I stand corrected? Somehow, some way, the athletes of today can go far beyond their normal limit and still win. There could be any number of miscalculations as I prepared for this contest – something I ate, trouble I had getting the proper rest, a last minute illness or a mindset that’s a distraction. Ramos certainly has more experience than I do when dealing with these repetitive problems.

If that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez versus Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight had no resolution, surely there’s a chance that this Ramos versus Beamon match could have a similar outcome. But we strongly doubt it. And that is why there will be so many boxing fans at Friday’s show and so many more tuning in to watch this fight on Best In Boxing.com, Fight Hub TV or Global Sports Streaming Live because this Beamon vs Ramos Fight is a Fan’s must-see event.

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