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The undefeated East Los Angeles native, Julian "El Camaron" Ramirez, has boxing in his blood. His late uncle was the former WBA and WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Genaro "El Chicanito" Hernandez.
The nephew of the late, great former world champion Genaro “Chicanito” Hernandez, Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez has been doing the family business proud thus far in his young professional boxing career. A soccer player while in high school, Ramirez’ eventual path wasn’t on the field, but in the ring, where he started competing at the age of 12. A veteran of 78 amateur bouts, Ramirez also learned his craft while sparring with top notch competition like Leo Santa Cruz and Jorge Arce. In February of 2012, Ramirez made his professional debut with a first round knockout of Javier Damien, and he has continued to impress with each subsequent match. Currently 16-0 with eight knockouts, a slate that includes wins over unbeaten Abraham Rubio and veterans Derrick Wilson, Raul Hidalgo and Hugo Partida. Ramirez is looking forward to even more big victories in 2016 as he moves up the featherweight ladder. Ramirez most recently defeated Hidalgo and Partida both via unanimous decision in battles that went the full 10 rounds in April and October 2015, respectively and in January 2016 he defeated Christopher Martin via unanimous decision. On June 4, 2016, Ramirez made his HBO debut as the co-main event for Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido on June 4 at the StubHub Center in Carson going up against fellow undefeated fighter Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez. Throughout the early rounds, Ramirez and Lopez traded massive blows that left the crowd in gasps and cheers. Mid-way through the fourth round, Ramirez managed to catch Lopez with a few solid shots across the jaw. Lopez kept trying to chip away at the guard of Ramirez, but had difficulty landing clean punches through the early rounds of the fight. That changed, though, when in the sixth round Lopez opened up a deep gash across the right brow of Ramirez. In a bit of payback, Ramirez's continual blows caused swelling over Lopez's right eye by the end of the seventh round. By the final bell, both fighters left whatever strength they had on the mat. In a unanimous decision, the judges awarded the victory - and the vacant NABA featherweight title to Lopez.