A photographer stopped working a fight event so he could help a boxer who had been ...

  • A fight photographer may have rescued a boxer from suffering a concussion.
  • Super flyweight Jan Salvatierra had already been sent flying through the ropes in a Saturday bout.
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A photographer stopped working a fight event Saturday so he could help a boxer who had literally been beaten out of the ring.

It happened during John Ramirez and Jan Salvatierra's super flyweight bout in California's Toyota Arena, at a Golden Boy Promotions boxing show broadcast on DAZN.

Heavy-hitting Ramirez won by first-round knockout after sending Salvatierra flying through the ropes.

The fight-finishing flurry had clearly dazed Salvatierra, and if not for a quick-thinking photographer who was shooting the action from the ring apron, things could have been far worse.

Video footage appears to show the photographer manage to cradle his hand on the back of Salvatierra's head, which prevented the fighter from hitting the hard floor.

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This action likely rescued Salvatierra from further injury.

Though Salvatierra can be seen returning to the ring, it was deemed too little, too late, as the referee called time on the action, and awarded Ramirez the win.

Watch the knockout, and the photographer in action, right here:

John Ramirez, who advanced his undefeated pro boxing record to 10 wins (eight knockouts) with the victory, said his opponent "made a mistake, and he had to pay" because "he was not on my level."

The 25-year-old has never fought beyond a regional level in combat sports but used his time in the spotlight to challenge one of his division's world title holders.

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"I want to fight the best out there, I don't care," Ramirez added. "How can you be the best if you don't face the best out there?"

In the main event, Gilberto Ramirez maintained his winning run with a knockout over Dominic Boesel.

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