fighter

Jose Ramirez

Weightclass: Light Welterweight

  • 21wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 16kos

AGE:
24
Birthplace:
Avenal, California
Height:
5'10"
reach:
72.5"
Managers:
Rick Mirigian
Trainers:
Freddie Roach

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Jose Ramirez

At the age of 24, Jose is a four-year pro. A rising young contender at 140 pounds, he was an elite amateur before his debut – he represented the United States in the 2012 Olympics and was considered by many as the top talent on the U.S. Olympic team. He also competed in the 2011 World Championships and won several U.S. national amateur championships.

As a pro, Jose stayed active in the ring with six fights in 2013, six in 2014, three in 2015, and three in 2016. He has given consistently impressive performances and made excellent progress.

A boxer from a small agricultural community in California’s San Joaquin Valley who wins several national amateur championships and makes the U.S. Olympic team attracts a lot of attention in his home area, and Jose has used that spotlight to do more than just further his own career. During California’s recent historic drought, he’s headlined a series of fight cards in his home area titled “Fight for Water” to raise awareness for the cause of bringing water to his community.

In his last fight on May 5 in Reno, he won by second-round TKO against Jake Giuriceo.

The Fresno Bee’s Anthony Galaviz reported [excerpts]:  Make it 20-0 for Jose Ramirez.

Ramirez continued his dominance with a second-round technical knockout over Jake Giuriceo due to a bad cut in a scheduled 10-round super lightweight bout at the Reno Convention Center on Friday.

Time of the stoppage was 2:10.

Ramirez started fast and ended up opening a cut to Giuriceo late in the first round with an overhand right and landed strong jabs that opened up the cut.

“I think I made it look too easy,” Ramirez said. “I don’t want to feel arrogant, but I really need to step it up in competition. I was just happy I was able to showcase what I’ve been working on. I think I was able to use all my different punches that I’ve been working on with Freddy Roach. Freddie Roach was more than happy with my performance.”

Roach was indeed happy with Ramirez’s performance.

“Jose had a great camp,” he said. “He came here and got the win, which is what it’s all about. I was proud of him.”

“Jose made it look easy,” Ramirez’s promoter/agent Rick Mirigian said. “Looked incredibly sharp, quick and accurate, and showed he is ready for the next level.”

For now, Ramirez will enjoy this latest victory for two weeks and train again.

“I did what I had to do,” he said. “I felt great in there. There is no question I am ready to fight for a world title.” [End Galaviz item]

In an earlier interview, Jose said, “Freddie has been my head coach for my last nine fights, but he was also in my corner for my first fight. I’ve always worked with Freddie, but I had another coach and Freddie helped us – every time I needed sparring, I had an open door at the Wild Card Boxing Club. After a while, I decided to just make the full transition from where I was at to L.A.

“I met Freddie at the 2011 U.S. Nationals and I started working with him before the Olympics – it was when they invited Freddie to work with the Olympic team at the Olympic Training Center. He worked with us for a few weeks in Colorado Springs. After everybody would leave, me and him would stay to do extra work. He always liked the way I fought and the dedication I put in the gym. Some of the other coaches would get jealous about the extra time he would spend with me.

“I’ve never used a nickname. I just keep it simple.”

fight history

  • 2017

    Fight by Fight – In his last fight on 5-20-17 in Reno, NV, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Jake Giuriceo (20-5-1): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center; Giuriceo was cut badly over his left eye by a punch in the 2nd round – the fight continued after an examination by the ringside doctor, but the cut worsened and the referee stopped the fight at 2:10.

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  • 2016

    Fight by Fight — 3RD WBC CONTINENTAL AMERICAS SL TITLE DEFENSE – On 12-2-16 in Fresno, CA, he won by knockout (6th round) against Issouf Kinda (18-3): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined the “Fight for Water 6” event at Save Mart Arena, and drew a capacity crowd of 13,700 – the largest crowd in the series of the events; Kinda scored a knockdown with a right hand – really an off-balance push – when Jose’s glove touched the canvas in the 2nd round, but Jose dominated the fight after that; he pressed forward, landed the harder punches, and wore down Kinda in the following rounds; Jose scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body early in the 6th – Kinda got up, but Jose rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 0:58.

    2ND WBC CONTINENTAL AMERICAS SL TITLE DEFENSE – on 7-9-16 in Lemoore, CA, he won by knockout (4th round) against Tomas Mendez (21-7): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at the Tachi Palace, and Jose gave a devastating performance; he scored three knockdowns, all with left hooks, in the 1st round; Mendez gave a determined effort, but Jose consistently landed the harder punches and rocked him repeatedly; he staggered Mendez with a series of punches early in the 4th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:53.

    1ST WBC CONTINENTAL AMERICAS SL TITLE DEFENSE – on 4-9-16 in Las Vegas, NV, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Manny Perez (25-11-1): the bout was one of the co-features with the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley Jr. III main event, and was Jose’s first scheduled 10-rounder; Perez gave a determined effort, but Jose dominated the fight; he consistently out-boxed and outworked Perez, landed the harder punches, and rocked him repeatedly; scored 98-92, 99-91, 97-93.

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  • 2015

    Fight by Fight — WON VACANT WBC CONTINENTAL AMERICAS SL TITLE – On 12-5-15 in Fresno he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Johnny Garcia (19-3-1): the bout headlined the “Fight for Water 5” event at Save Mart Arena and drew a crowd of 13,120; it was an exciting fight – Garcia scored a knockdown with a right hand that dropped Jose to the seat of his trunks in the 2nd round, but he came back and dominated the rest of the fight; he out-boxed and outworked Garcia and consistently landed the harder punches; scored 79-73, 79-73, 77-74.

    On 7-18-15 in Macau, CH, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Ryusei Yoshida (26-7): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard at the Venetian Resort; Jose consistently landed the harder punches, quickly wore down Yoshida, and he did not continue after the 3rd round.

    1ST NABF W JR. TITLE DEFENSE – on 5-9-15 in Fresno he won by knockout (5th round) against Rob Frankel (33-15-1): the scheduled 8-rounder headlined “Fight for Water 4” at the Selland Arena and drew a capacity crowd of over 10,000; Jose outworked Frankel, consistently landed the harder punches, and dominated the fight; he scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 5th round, and Frankel was counted out at 2:18.

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