In the beginning of Ramonís career he and Hemmers were busy
with his training, and with his career. Because they also lived together,
even when they were away from the gym, they discussed techniques and
training methods. And then they came into Paris, after a couple of fights.
It was 21-3-'87 and Ramon had to do a B-class professional fight in France
but his opponent didnít show up. Ramon was walking around, disappointed
because he had no opponent, and he saw a guy walking around. He told Cors
that this looked like someone that would be a good opponent for him. Cors
asked the promoters if their fighter would fight Ramon. And so they made the
deal. Later, there was a lot of music and applause because Ramonís opponent
turned out to be Richard Nam Ė the European champion at the time!
Ramon lost the fight on points but it was a very heavy fight for both of
them. Nam also had a lot of difficulties in handling Ramonís low kicks in
that fight. Ramon kicked him so hard, even on his defense, that he could not
continue the fight. But, even though he lost on points, Ramon went 5 rounds
with Nam Ė the current European champion. Ramon would have his revenge