Jose Ramirez
Weightclass:
Light Welterweight
Age:
22
Birthplace:
Avenal, Calif.
Record:
13-0, 10 KOs
Height:
5'10"
Reach:
Managers:
Rick Mirigian, Armando Mancinas
Trainers:
Armando Mancinas
biography

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NABF welterweight junior champion…
Ranked USBA #14, NABF #15 at 140 pounds…
2012 U.S. Olympian (amateur), 132 pounds…
2012 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2011 U.S. Olympic Trials (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2011 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2010 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2009 U.S. Junior National Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 22, Jose is a two-year pro. A sensational Méxican-American prospect at 135 pounds, he is a former international amateur standout – he represented the United States in the 2012 Olympics and was considered 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 well.
Jose has stayed active in the ring as a pro and given impressive performances. He fought six times in 2013 and six times in 2014.
In his last fight on December 13, he won by sixth-round TKO against Antonio Arellano.
ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Ramirez continued his development as he hammered Arellano.
Ramirez, one of boxing's top prospects, walked to Arellano throughout the fight and dished out a beating with both hands. He displayed a diverse arsenal, including his excellent left hook, which he used to badly hurt Arellano in the sixth round. He had already taken a lot of punishment so when that shot connected, [the] referee stopped the fight at 2 minutes, 50 seconds. [End Rafael...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2014 – in his last fight on 12-13-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (6th round) against Antonio Arellano (7-2-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Diego Chaves main event, and Jose dominated the fight; he pressed forward, landed the harder punches, and rocked Arellano repeatedly; Jose staggered Arellano late in the 6th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:50…
WON VACANT NABF W JUNIOR TITLE – on 10-25-14 in Fresno, CA, he won by knockout (1st round) against David Rodela (17-9-3): the scheduled 8-rounder headlined at Selland Arena, and drew an attendance of over 7,000; Jose quickly overpowered him – he scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 1st round that dropped Rodela to his hands and knees, and he was counted out at 0:50…
On 8-2-14 in Las Vegas he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Alfredo Romero (7-3): the bout was on the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves main event, and Jose dominated the fight; he consistently outworked Romero, rocked him repeatedly, and Romero fought mainly to survive; scored 80-72, 80-72, 80-71…
On 5-17-14 in Fresno he won by knockout (2nd round) against Jesus Selig (16-2-1): the scheduled 6-rounder headlined the “Fight for Water 2”  event at the Selland Arena, and Jose quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 0:44…
On 3-29-14 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (2nd round) against Boyd Henley (10-3-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was co-featured at Texas Station Casino; Jose rocked Henley repeatedly in the 1st round, then staggered him with a series of unanswered punches in the 2nd – Henley was cut over his left eye and his...
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background
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS: Jose was born and raised in Avenal, California…he started boxing at the age of eight and reportedly had 156 amateur fights, with a record of 145-11…
He is a former No. 1-rated amateur lightweight in the U.S., and surpassed multi-division world champions Oscar de la Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Shane Mosley to become USA Boxing’s all-time lightweight record holder…
2012 OLYMPICS – London, England, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 7-29-12 he won a 21-20 decision against Rachid Azzedine of France; in his second fight on 8-2-12 he lost a 15-11 decision against Fazliddin Gaibnazarov of Uzbekistan…
2012 AMERICAS OLYMPIC QUALIFIER – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 132 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 5-7-12 he stopped Michael Alexander of Trinidad & Tobago in the 3rd round; in the quarterfinals on 5-9-12 he won a 23-11 decision against Alex Rynn of Canada; in the semifinals he lost a 13-10 decision against Wellington Arias of Dominican Republic…
2012 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Fort Carson, Colorado, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 2-27-12 he stopped Karin Zaiden; in his second fight on 2-28-12 he won an 18-5 decision against Albert Bell; in his third fight on 2-29-12 he stopped Tommy Roque; in the quarterfinals on 3-1-12 he won a 23-12 decision against Lavisas Williams; in the semifinals on 3-2-12 he won a 27-14 decision against Kenneth Sims Jr.; in the finals on 3-3-12 he won a 19-13 decision against Raynell Williams...
2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Baku, Azerbaijan, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 10-1-11 he won a 22-12 decision against Vladimir Saruhanyan of Armenia; in his second fight on 10-3-11 he lost a 16-9 decision against Vasyl Lomachenko of...
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  • NABF welterweight junior champion…
  • Ranked USBA #14, NABF #15 at 140 pounds…
  • 2012 U.S. Olympian (amateur), 132 pounds…
  • 2012 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2011 U.S. Olympic Trials (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2011 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2010 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 132 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2009 U.S. Junior National Championships (amateur), 125 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 22, Jose is a two-year pro. A sensational Méxican-American prospect at 135 pounds, he is a former international amateur standout – he represented the United States in the 2012 Olympics and was considered 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 well.

Jose has stayed active in the ring as a pro and given impressive performances. He fought six times in 2013 and six times in 2014.

In his last fight on December 13, he won by sixth-round TKO against Antonio Arellano.

ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Ramirez continued his development as he hammered Arellano.

Ramirez, one of boxing's top prospects, walked to Arellano throughout the fight and dished out a beating with both hands. He displayed a diverse arsenal, including his excellent left hook, which he used to badly hurt Arellano in the sixth round. He had already taken a lot of punishment so when that shot connected, [the] referee stopped the fight at 2 minutes, 50 seconds. [End Rafael item]

In his previous fight on October 25, Jose headlined the “Fight for Water 3” event in Fresno, California, and won by first-round knockout against David Rodela.

BoxingScene.com's Jake Donovan reported [excerpts]: The most important fight he continues to win, however, is in exploring more water resources for a drought-riddled California, particularly in his hometown of Avenal, California.

The community of 14,000 – most of whom are Latino farm workers – was hit hard when its sole source of water from the federal government nearly ran dry. Ramirez has been championing a cause to unearth additional water sources to prevent the farmers from facing unemployment and poverty.

With that campaign came the idea for Ramirez' hometown showcases to represent more than just a boxing event. The 'Fight For Water' series (Saturday's show serving as the third installment) has proven highly successful, raising major awareness to a dreadful situation, and for an area of the world that would otherwise go largely ignored. [End Donovan item]

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2014 – in his last fight on 12-13-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (6th round) against Antonio Arellano (7-2-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Diego Chaves main event, and Jose dominated the fight; he pressed forward, landed the harder punches, and rocked Arellano repeatedly; Jose staggered Arellano late in the 6th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:50…

WON VACANT NABF W JUNIOR TITLE – on 10-25-14 in Fresno, CA, he won by knockout (1st round) against David Rodela (17-9-3): the scheduled 8-rounder headlined at Selland Arena, and drew an attendance of over 7,000; Jose quickly overpowered him – he scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 1st round that dropped Rodela to his hands and knees, and he was counted out at 0:50…

On 8-2-14 in Las Vegas he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Alfredo Romero (7-3): the bout was on the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves main event, and Jose dominated the fight; he consistently outworked Romero, rocked him repeatedly, and Romero fought mainly to survive; scored 80-72, 80-72, 80-71…

On 5-17-14 in Fresno he won by knockout (2nd round) against Jesus Selig (16-2-1): the scheduled 6-rounder headlined the “Fight for Water 2”  event at the Selland Arena, and Jose quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 0:44…

On 3-29-14 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (2nd round) against Boyd Henley (10-3-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was co-featured at Texas Station Casino; Jose rocked Henley repeatedly in the 1st round, then staggered him with a series of unanswered punches in the 2nd – Henley was cut over his left eye and his nose and mouth were bloodied, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:32…

On 2-1-14 in Laredo, TX, he won by TKO (1st round) against Javier Perez (8-6): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the Energy Arena, and Jose quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:32…

 

2013 – on 11-9-13 in Lemoore, CA, he won by knockout (1st round) against Erick Hernandez (4-4-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at West Hills College Golden Eagle Arena, and Jose quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, both with left hooks – Hernandez nearly fell out of the ring, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 0:47…

On 9-28-13 in Carson, CA, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Daniel Calzada (8-8-2): the bout was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Brian Vera main event; Calzada gave a determined effort, but Jose dominated the fight; he consistently outworked Calzada, landed the harder punches, and won by shutout scores of 40-36 on all three scorecards…

On 8-17-13 in Laredo he won by TKO (1st round) against Mike Maldonado (6-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Juan Diaz-Adailton DeJesus main event; Jose scored three knockdowns in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:06…

On 6-29-13 in Thackerville, OK, he won by TKO (1st round) against Chris Williams (1-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Daniel Diaz-Roberto Marroquin main event, and Jose quickly overpowered him; Jose staggered Williams with a left hook in the 1st round, then rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 1:30…

On 4-27-13 in Austin, TX, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Antonio Martinez (1-1-2): the bout was co-featured with the Ray Beltran-Alejandro Rodriguez main event, and Jose dominated; he scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 2nd round, and won by scores of 40-35, 40-35, 40-36…

On 3-30-13 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (1st round) against Charles Dubray (1-0): the bout was on the undercard of the Mike Alvarado-Brandon Rios II main event, and Jose quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 1st round,  both with left hooks to the body, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:06…

He debuted at the age of 20 on 12-8-12 in Las Vegas and won by TKO (1st round) against Corey Seigwarth (2-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Manny Pacqiuao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV main event, and Jose quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 1st round – Seigwarth got up, but Jose rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 2:05…

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS: Jose was born and raised in Avenal, California…he started boxing at the age of eight and reportedly had 156 amateur fights, with a record of 145-11…

He is a former No. 1-rated amateur lightweight in the U.S., and surpassed multi-division world champions Oscar de la Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Shane Mosley to become USA Boxing’s all-time lightweight record holder…

2012 OLYMPICS – London, England, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 7-29-12 he won a 21-20 decision against Rachid Azzedine of France; in his second fight on 8-2-12 he lost a 15-11 decision against Fazliddin Gaibnazarov of Uzbekistan…

2012 AMERICAS OLYMPIC QUALIFIER – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 132 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 5-7-12 he stopped Michael Alexander of Trinidad & Tobago in the 3rd round; in the quarterfinals on 5-9-12 he won a 23-11 decision against Alex Rynn of Canada; in the semifinals he lost a 13-10 decision against Wellington Arias of Dominican Republic…

2012 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Fort Carson, Colorado, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 2-27-12 he stopped Karin Zaiden; in his second fight on 2-28-12 he won an 18-5 decision against Albert Bell; in his third fight on 2-29-12 he stopped Tommy Roque; in the quarterfinals on 3-1-12 he won a 23-12 decision against Lavisas Williams; in the semifinals on 3-2-12 he won a 27-14 decision against Kenneth Sims Jr.; in the finals on 3-3-12 he won a 19-13 decision against Raynell Williams...

2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Baku, Azerbaijan, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 10-1-11 he won a 22-12 decision against Vladimir Saruhanyan of Armenia; in his second fight on 10-3-11 he lost a 16-9 decision against Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine…

2011 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS – Mobile, Alabama 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 7-31-11 he won a 35-11 decision against Toribio Ramirez of Bowling Green, Fla.; in the quarterfinals on 8-1-11 he won a 23-22 decision against Kenneth Sims Jr. of Chicago, Ill.; in the semifinals on 8-4-11 he won an 18-17 decision against Raynell Williams of Cleveland, Oh.; in the finals on 8-5-11 he won a 21-16 decision against Raynell Williams of Cleveland, Oh....

2011 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Colorado Springs, Colorado, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 6-22-11 he stopped Kevin Rivers of Landover, Md., in the 3rd round; in the quarterfinals on 6-23-11 he won a 15-11 decision against Adam Castillo of Lubbock, Tex.; in the semifinals on 6-24-11 he won by disqualification against Damon Allen of Philadelphia, Penn.; in the finals on 6-26-11 he won a 28-20 decision against Toka Kahn Clary of Providence, R.I....

2011 NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Indianapolis, Indiana, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 4-26-11 he lost a decision against Erick de Leon...

2010 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Colorado Springs, Colorado, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 7-13-10 he won a 25-6 decision against Bobby Hornsby; in the quarterfinals on 7-14-10 he won a 15-11 decision against Adrian Martinez; in the semifinals on 7-15-10 he had a 7-7 draw, but won the tiebreaker against Duran Caferro; in the finals on 7-17-10 he had a 4-4 draw, but won the tiebreaker against Eric Flores...

2009 U.S. JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Denver, Colorado, 125 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 6-8-09 he won a 12-5 decision against Daniel Molina; in the quarterfinals on 6-9-99 he stopped (3rd round) Hilario Ramirez Medina; in the semifinals on 6-10-09 he won a 5-0 decision against Isaac Castaneda; in the finals on 6-11-09 he won a 13-10 decision against Damon Allen...

 

STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has good punching power…has stayed active in the ring and made good progress…had a strong amateur background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2 years, 5 months…13 fights…33 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 2.5 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 76 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 8 rounds – 1 (1-0)…6 rounds – 1 (1-0)…4 rounds – 2 (2-0)…