|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Born||November 20, 1942|
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
|Died||June 6, 1999 56)(aged|
|Wins by KO||19|
Manuel Ramos (November 20, 1942 – June 6, 1999), nicknamed Pulgarcito (Tom Thumb), was a Mexican boxer and actor. He was the heavyweight champion of Mexico, a top world title contender in the late 1960s, and one of Mexico's most internationally successful heavyweights.
Manuel Ramos was born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. He boxed professionally for two to three years in the early 1960s, but records of this period have not been preserved.He defeated Indio Lopez for the Mexican heavyweight title on June 24, 1963 by first-round knockout. He next fought a series of American opponents in Los Angeles area venues, attaining a mixed record of 5-6-2.
His fortunes improved dramatically from 1966 to 1968, with a string of 13 victories, including a split decision over former title contender Eddie Machenand a unanimous decision over former WBA champion Ernie Terrell. This led to him being ranked #4 by The Ring Magazine and set up a title match with NYSAC World Champion Joe Frazier.
The bout was held at Madison Square Garden on June 24, 1968. The iconic arena had just opened four months earlier, and Ramos was the first Mexican fighter to appear there.The match was an intense two-round battle, in which Ramos briefly staggered Frazier, but was then knocked down twice and lost by referee's stoppage when he signaled that he was unable to continue. This was to be Ramos's only world title fight.
He continued to be ranked as a top heavyweight through the end of the 1960s, but losses to George Chuvalo, Jack O'Halloran,and Chuck Wepner (in which Ramos inflicted serious cuts on his opponent but went on to lose by unanimous decision) marked the beginning of his decline. After a period as a gatekeeper for up-and-coming heavyweights in the early 1970s, he lost 15 straight fights and retired from boxing in 1977.
Outside of the ring, Ramos had roles in the Mexican films Nosotros los feos (1973) and El Loco Bronco (1989).
He worked as an office manager in the Mexican Navy, resigning in 1995.
|24 Wins (19 knockouts, 5 decisions), 29 Losses (9 knockouts, 19 decisions, 1 disqualification), 3 Draws|
|Loss||24-29-3||TKO||2 (10)||June 30, 1977|
|Loss||24-28-3||KO||1 (10)||January 1, 1977||date uncertain|
|Loss||24-27-3||KO||5 (8)||May 13, 1976|
|Loss||24-26-3||DQ||7 (10)||October 3, 1975|
|Loss||24-25-3||Decision||10 (12)||November 17, 1974|
|Loss||24-24-3||TKO||7 (10)||September 15, 1973|
|Loss||24-23-3||Decision||8||June 15, 1973|
|Loss||24-22-3||Decision||10||May 5, 1973|
|Loss||24-21-3||TKO||4 (10)||March 24, 1972|
|Loss||24-20-3||UD||10||October 9, 1971|
|Loss||24-19-3||UD||10||August 26, 1971|
|Loss||24-18-3||UD||10||July 26, 1971|
|Loss||24-17-3||Decision||10||May 14, 1971|
|Loss||24-16-3||Decision||10||April 13, 1971|
|Loss||24-15-3||Decision||10||April 2, 1971|
|Win||24-14-3||TKO||3 (10)||March 16, 1971|
|Loss||23-14-3||Decision||10||October 26, 1970|
|Draw||23-13-3||Decision||10||September 17, 1970|
|Loss||23-13-2||Decision||10||August 29, 1970|
|Loss||23-12-2||KO||1 (10)||May 9, 1970|
|Loss||23-11-2||Decision||8||March 24, 1970|
|Win||23-10-2||TKO||8 (10)||March 3, 1970|
|Loss||22-10-2||UD||10||January 26, 1970|
|Loss||22-9-2||KO||7 (10)||October 17, 1969|
|Win||22-8-2||UD||10||September 11, 1969|
|Loss||21-8-2||TKO||5 (10)||September 26, 1968|
|Win||21-7-2||TKO||4 (10)||August 27, 1968|
|Loss||20-7-2||TKO||2 (15)||June 24, 1968||NYSAC heavyweight title fight|
|Win||20-6-2||KO||1 (10)||May 4, 1968|
|Win||19-6-2||Decision||10||March 17, 1968|
|Win||18-6-2||UD||10||October 14, 1967|
|Win||17-6-2||TKO||3 (10)||August 9, 1967|
|Win||16-6-2||KO||2 (10)||May 25, 1967|
|Win||15-6-2||KO||2 (10)||January 29, 1967|
|Win||14-6-2||KO||2 (10)||December 19, 1966|
|Win||13-6-2||KO||2 (10)||October 22, 1966|
|Win||12-6-2||KO||3 (10)||September 11, 1966|
|Win||11-6-2||KO||2 (10)||August 7, 1966|
|Win||10-6-2||SD||10||June 3, 1966|
|Win||9-6-2||TKO||8 (10)||May 16, 1966|
|Win||8-6-2||TKO||8 (10)||May 5, 1966|
|Win||7-6-2||KO||2 (10)||April 23, 1966|
|Win||6-6-2||KO||6 (10)||March 31, 1966|
|Loss||5-6-2||TD||6 (10)||December 9, 1965||accidental headbutt|
|Draw||5-5-2||Decision||10||November 4, 1965|
|Loss||5-5-1||UD||10||October 7, 1965|
|Loss||5-4-1||SD||10||September 9, 1965|
|Loss||5-3-1||Decision||10||February 5, 1965|
|Draw||5-2-1||Decision||8||August 13, 1964|
|Loss||5-2||Decision||10||July 16, 1964|
|Loss||5-1||Decision||10||May 12, 1964|
|Win||5-0||TKO||3 (10)||April 28, 1964|
|Win||4-0||Decision||6||March 17, 1964|
|Win||3-0||KO||3 (6)||February 18, 1964|
|Win||2-0||KO||4 (8)||January 23, 1964|
|Win||1-0||KO||1 (12)||June 24, 1963||Mexico heavyweight title|
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