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Jose Ramirez wins pro debut

Updated: December 11, 2012, 8:50 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Heralded lightweight prospect Jose Ramirez, a 2012 U.S. Olympian, made his pro debut in style, wrecking Corey Siegwarth of Denver in a first-round knockout victory on Saturday night.

The bout appeared on the undercard of the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Ramirez, 20, of Avenal, Calif., went 145-11 in the amateur ranks, won 11 U.S. national titles and was highly sought after by promoters. He signed with Top Rank last month.

He ...

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