Ramirez obliterates Ahmed in six to defend 168-pound belt

Gilberto Ramirez remained undefeated and defended his WBO super middleweight world title for the fourth time with a sixth-round obliteration of the virtually unknown Habib Ahmed in the main event of a Top Rank on ESPN card Saturday at Bank of America Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

It wasn't even close. Ramirez (37-0, 25 KO's), 26, of Mexico, was hitting Ahmed at ease from the opening bell.

Compubox punch statistics showed that Ramirez connected on 123 of 406 total punches, including 37 percent of his power shots. Ahmed connected on just 22 of 190 total punches, and landed just one jab.

The most significant shot of the night that landed in thudding fashion for Ahmed was an accidental headbutt in the third round, which opened up a gash over Ramirez's left eye.

That didn't stop the Mexican from continuing his onslaught on the Ghana native, who was previously undefeated, but had never faced an opponent of note.

Ahmed (25-1-1, 17 KO's) fought off the back foot consistently, but it left him off balance, and Ramirez punished him with hard counter shots.

Referee Laurence Cole continued to watch Ahmed get thrashed, until the African's corner mercifully stopped the fight.

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