COSTA MESA — Outside of the ring, one undefeated boxer stood in the background. Another fought to stay perfect inside of it.
How James Kirkland and Luis Ramos returned for their next respective fights is far different. The two highlighted a special edition of Fight Club OC, which teamed up with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions for a seven-bout card at OC Fair & Event Center on Friday. The event was before a sold-out crowd of 1,524.
Kirkland and Ramos belong to Golden Boy's camp. The two have not seen much action in the last six months.
Ramos was out during the stretch because of a thumb injury.
Four months ago, Kirkland was locked up.
Fighting for the second time since his release after serving two years for a gun violation of his parole for armed robbery, Kirkland said he had to come out swinging. Most fans understood why Kirkland applied the pressure from the start.