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About The Event
Eddie Ramirez, a top contender in the super lightweight division, will meet former world champion Argenis Mendez in a 10-round headline bout on Saturday, May 26 as part of the Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 event.
The card takes place from the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Along with Ramirez vs. Mendez, Oscar Escandon takes on Tugstsogt Nyambayar in the co-main event. Coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET.
“This is a fantastic card for true boxing fans, because it has all the elements that make the sport great,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “You have a young contender in Eddie Ramirez looking to rebound from the first loss of his career facing a battle-tested former world champion in Argenis Mendez. You also have a young hungry contender in Nyambayar taking a major step forward by facing a strong contender in Escandon who wants to get back in the title mix. No one wants to take a step backwards.”
Ramirez (17-1) is looking to bounce back from suffering the first loss of his career in his last outing. Ramirez was knocked out by former world champion Antonio DeMarco last October on FOX, although Ramirez believed the ref acted too hastily in ending the fight. The 25-year-old from Aurora, Illinois was rapidly moving up the ranks before the loss, having scored impressive stoppage victories over then unbeaten prospects Kevin Watts and Ryan Karl and a split decision victory over Erick Bone in fights that aired on FS1 and FOX Deportes.
(Dana Becker, 2018)