Guillermo Rigondeaux takes WBA crown

Updated: January 21, 2012, 2:28 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Two-time Olympic champion Guillermo Rigondeaux stopped Rico Ramos at 1:29 of the sixth round to take the WBA super bantamweight title Friday night at The Palms in just his ninth professional fight, a record for fewest bouts en route to a major world title.

"I wanted to make history," Rigondeaux said. "I'm very happy and this is a historic moment."

The undefeated Cuban defector floored the overmatched Ramos with a straight right in the first round, had control throughout ...

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