Sets sights on world title in 2019
Former lightweight title challenger Tony Luis made a triumphant return to the ring on November 24th in front of a packed house at the Casino Montréal, dominating and stopping rugged veteran Edgar Ramirez via sixth-round TKO.
Luis controlled the action from the opening bell, peppering Ramirez with a stiff jab and relentless body attack. In the third round, Luis floored Ramirez with a crisp hook to the top of the head which sent him tumbling to the canvas. In round four, Ramirez’s punch output dropped significantly, and by the sixth round, Luis’s relentless attack had taken its tole. Luis closed the distance between the two, ripping several combinations to the head and body prompting referee Martin Forest to call a halt to the bout at 1:44 of the sixth round.
With the win, Luis’s record improves to 26-3 9 KO’s and marks an impressive seven-fight win streak.
“Luis is a masterful boxer and deserves to be ranked amongst the best lightweight in the world,” said Denis Benoit, Luis’s promoter and CEO of Liveco Boxing Inc. “We’re entertaining all offers, but we’re especially interested in fighting George Kambosos Jnr., Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, or Ray Beltran. A victory against any of these guys will propel Luis to where he needs to be to get another shot at the title. When this happens, he’ll be ready.” added Benoit.
With the win, Luis improves to 26-3 with 9 KO’s. He has not lost a bout since 2015 when he dropped a disputed decision against Derry Matthews for the interim lightweight title. Since then he has won seven strait bouts.