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

Twitter: @RAMIREZBOXING
Instagram: @jcramirez2012
NABF Light Welterweight Champion
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 one-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.
On August 2 in Las Vegas, he won an eight-round unanimous decision against Alfredo Romero. It was the first time Jose went the full eight-round distance, an important milestone for a young fighter.
In his previous fight on May 17, he headlined the “Fight for Water...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2014 – on 8-2-14 in Las Vegas, NV, 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, CA, 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…
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background
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS: Born and raised in Avenal, California, Jose 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…
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  • NABF Light Welterweight Champion
  • 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 one-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.

On August 2 in Las Vegas, he won an eight-round unanimous decision against Alfredo Romero. It was the first time Jose went the full eight-round distance, an important milestone for a young fighter.

In his previous fight on May 17, he headlined the “Fight for Water 2” fight card in Fresno and won by second-round knockout against Jesus Selig.

The Fresno Bee's Nick Giannandrea reported from ringside [excerpts]: Jose Ramirez faced his most experienced, dangerous opponent to date.

And the Avenal boxer knocked him out in almost nothing flat.

Ramirez, the promising pro prospect signed to industry leader Top Rank Inc., dropped Jesus Selig with a vicious left hook to the ribs 44 seconds into the second round and [the] referee immediately stopped the super lightweight bout that was the main event of Saturday's nine-bout "Fight for Water 2" boxing card before an announced crowd of 6,100 at Selland Arena.

It was Ramirez's 10th straight win – and eighth knockout – since turning pro in December 2012 following a decorated amateur career that ended at the London Olympic Games.

Ramirez had Selig staggered by the middle of the first round, as he tactfully worked side to side and landed big blows to the body.

Taking a cue from Manny Pacquiao, Ramirez fired combo jabs to the head and once Selig moved his hands up to protect himself, he got drilled one last time square in the ribs for the fight-ending punch. [End Giannandrea item]

Kevin Iole wrote on Yahoo! Sports [Jan. 16, 2014 – excerpts]: Anyone who has seen Jose Ramirez fight realizes he is a man of action inside of the ring.

But Ramirez proved that he is a man of action outside of it, as well.

The 2012 U.S. Olympian hopped on a bus and traveled to Sacramento, Calif., to attend a water bond rally designed with members of the California Latino Water Coalition to have desperately needed water released to residents of the drought stricken San Joaquin Valley.

Ramirez headlined a benefit fight card called "The Fight for Water" in Lemoore, Calif., in November in a bid to help raise awareness for the need for water. The valley has been plagued by a drought, which has devastated its farm-based economy.

Ramirez is the son of an immigrant farmer and understands as well as anyone the desperate situation the area faces. The lack of water has cost it jobs and reduced family income.

"I'll never forget where I come from, and my family was born and raised in Avenal," Ramirez told Yahoo Sports. "My family comes from field workers. The people in this area have supported me so well over the years and I wouldn't have what I have today were it not for my family and the support of the people here. I'll never forget them.

"The area has been devastated by this drought. This is a crisis situation and we need to take action now."

Ramirez and Kings County supervisor Richard Valle headed a contingent of about 100 people who descended upon the Capitol on with the hope of getting water released to the Central California farmers.

Valle praised Ramirez's leadership role in trying to find a solution to the crisis.

"We so greatly appreciate the efforts of Jose Ramirez," Valle told Yahoo Sports. "Not only is he out there fighting for the pride of the San Joaquin Valley, he's also out there fighting for water and the people he cares about back home. He's giving back through his civic duties.

"He takes this water issue very seriously, and in Kings County, we appreciate him and his efforts very much." [End Iole item]

Jose said, "It's an honor to fight in the Central Valley. It's always been a dream of mine to fight in this arena. I went to Fresno State here. This fight will be big, but no fight is bigger then the one for water for our valley. This fight is about bringing attention to the struggle and daily fight our people have for water that creates jobs and is the lifeline of our area."

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said, "Jose Ramirez deeply cares about his community and its battle for 'Fight for Water.' He is a wonderful young man and is on his way to stardom in the sport of boxing."

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2014 – on 8-2-14 in Las Vegas, NV, 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, CA, 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: Born and raised in Avenal, California, Jose 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…had a strong amateur background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 1 year, 10 months…11 fights…26 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 2.3 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 72 %...

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