Benavidez Vs. Plant Undercard Live Results, Highlights: Ramos Defeats Spencer Following First Round Knockdown In Lopsided Co-Main Event

David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant fight day is finally here!

Kicking off the action for Premier Boxing Champions’ Saturday night of fights, will be two preliminary matches beginning at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. These preliminary bouts will be streamed free on the Showtime Sports YouTube channel, and will be headlined by featherweights Kevin Gonzalez (25-0-1, 13 KO) vs. Jose Sanmartin (34-6, 21 KO).

Following, on Showtime PPV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, the main card will consist of four high level fights. In the co-main event, undefeated contenders Joey Spencer (16-0, 10 KO) and Jesus Ramos (19-0, 15 KO) will square off in the super welterweight division.

Of course, the main event of the evening will feature an interim WBC world super middleweight title match between the former two time WBC champion David Benavidez (26-0, 23 KO) and former IBF world titleholder Caleb Plant (22-1 13 KO).

The main event competitors are expected to make their ring walks at approximately 12 a.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT

 

Benavidez vs. Plant Preliminary Livestream (7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT):

 

Follow the Live Results and Highlights below, provided by FIGHT SPORTS

 

Main Undercard 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT (Showtime PPV) Live Results:

 

Co-Main Event: Joey Spencer (16-0, 10 KO) vs. Jesus Ramos (19-0, 15 KO) – Super Welterweight

In this battle of undefeated 154-pounders, Ramos got things started with a nasty left hook from inside that found Spencer’s chin in the very first round.

Throughout the remaining rounds, Spencer was clearly affected by the shot that dropped him, coupled with punishing body shots that he absorbed for seven rounds.

Spencer would keep coming back, but based on the request of his corner, the referee would stop the fight in the seventh round. This was the right call by Spencer’s corner, as Ramos was in full control the entire fight.

Official Result: Jesus Ramos def. Joey Spencer via TKO (Corner Stoppage) – Round 7, 1:25

 

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Chris Colbert (16-1, 6 KO) vs. Jose Valenzuela (12-1, 8 KO) – Lightweight

In the first ever outing at 135-pounds for Chris Colbert, the former interim WBA super featherweight titleholder found himself in a world of trouble early in the match. Colbert came forward towards his opponent in an attempt to land a looping hook from within the pocket, but Valenzuela made him pay in a dramatic way.

Just as Colbert’s right hand dropped to deliver a hook to the body, Valenzuela landed a perfectly timed left hook. Between the forward momentum and the powerful timing of the left hook, Colbert was sent spinning to the canvas. While he was able to rise, the rest of the first round was mainly spent in survival mode, as he absorbed several more power shots.

Colbert found himself in additional trouble in the sixth round, as his left eye began to balloon up. He was forced into the corner and absorbed an absolute barrage from Valenzuela. But, Colbert aggressively battled back in the seventh, showing that he was still in the fight.

Despite controlling most of the tenth round, Colbert got caught once again near the end, but made it back to his corner on shaken legs after the sound of the final bell.

Even though he got dropped in the first round, and hurt on multiple occasions afterward, Colbert worked his way to a unanimous decision victory through tenacity, heart, and an unwillingness to give up. In the eyes of many, including commentator Ray Flores and in ring interviewer Jim Gray, this was a very questionable decision.

Official Result: Chris Colbert def. Jose Valenzuela via Unanimous Decision (95-94, 95-94, 95-94) 

 

Cody Crowley (21-0, 9 KO) vs. Abel Ramos (27-5, 21 KO) – Welterweight

Right from the beginning of this 147-pound matchup, Crowley applied extreme forward pressure while unloading powerful punches and exhausting his opponent. Despite Ramos spending most of the fight on his back foot, he was still able to drop Crowley in the 11th round. Before the beginning of the final round, the officials went to video review in question of the knockdown, and ultimately decided that it was not a legitimate knockdown, and had it struck from the scorecards.

Following the recent passing of his father, Crowley showed a level of intensity tonight that had yet to be seen from him inside the ring so far in his career. Additionally, his ability to fight on the inside for the bigger part of 12 rounds and execute a sound strategy paid serious dividends.

While Ramos was able to battle back and prove he was strong enough to keep up with the intensity and pace that Crowley set, he was not able to find an answer that would lead to a comeback on the scorecards.

Official Result: Cody Crowley def. Abel Ramos via Majority Decision (114-114, 115-113, 116-112)

 

Preliminary Bouts, 7 p.m. ET on YouTube, Live Results:

Kevin Gonzalez def. Jose Sanmartin via Unanimous Decision (98-92, 99-91, 97-93) – 126lb

Orestes Velazquez def. Marcelino Lopez via Unanimous Decision (99-91, 99-91, 97-93) – 140lb

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