Jose Ramirez
Weightclass:
Light Welterweight
Age:
22
Birthplace:
Avenal, Calif.
Record:
15-0, 12 KOs
Height:
5'10"
Reach:
Managers:
Rick Mirigian
Trainers:
Freddie Roach
biography

Twitter: @RAMIREZBOXING
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NABF welterweight “junior” champion, one successful defense…
Ranked USBA #11, 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 prospect at 140 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 competed in the 2011 World Championships, as well, and won several U.S. national amateur championships.
Jose has stayed active in the ring as a pro and given impressive performances. He fought six times in 2013, six times in 2014, and is fighting for the second time this year.
In his last fight on July 18 at the Venetian Macao, Jose won by third-round TKO against Japan's Ryusei Yoshida.
After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Ramirez, 22, a 2012 U.S. Olympian from Avenal, California, and one of boxing's top prospects, traveled out of the United States for the first time as a professional and took care of business with ease against Yoshida, 31, of Japan. Ramirez dished out a beating until Yoshida quit on his stool and did not come out for the fourth round. Yoshida suffered his second...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2015 – in his last fight on 7-18-15 in Macau, CHI, he won by TKO (3rd round) over Ryusei Yoshida (26-8, 13 KOs): Jose dominated, making good use of the left hook, especially to the body, and throwing punches in bunches. Yoshida quit on his stool in between the third and fourth rounds...
On 5-9-15 in Fresno, CA, he won by knockout (5th round) against Rob Frankel (33-15-1): the scheduled 8-rounder headlined at Selland Arena, and ended with a one-punch knockout; Jose started fast and dominated the early rounds; he scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 5th round, and the referee stopped the fight in mid-count at 2:18…
 
2014 – 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 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...
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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, one successful defense…
  • Ranked USBA #11, 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 prospect at 140 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 competed in the 2011 World Championships, as well, and won several U.S. national amateur championships.

Jose has stayed active in the ring as a pro and given impressive performances. He fought six times in 2013, six times in 2014, and is fighting for the second time this year.

In his last fight on July 18 at the Venetian Macao, Jose won by third-round TKO against Japan's Ryusei Yoshida.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Ramirez, 22, a 2012 U.S. Olympian from Avenal, California, and one of boxing's top prospects, traveled out of the United States for the first time as a professional and took care of business with ease against Yoshida, 31, of Japan. Ramirez dished out a beating until Yoshida quit on his stool and did not come out for the fourth round. Yoshida suffered his second knockout loss in a row... [End Rafael item]

Jose is actively involved in community projects in California’s Central Valley. He has headlined “Fight for Water” boxing events to promote developing more water sources in the drought stricken area, has teamed up with the Responsible Athletes Program to help kids stay in school, and recently set up a scholarship for students at Fresno State University.

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said, "Top Rank is very proud of Jose Ramirez and his efforts to help all in his hometown. When he goes into the ring, he fights for his community and helps those in need."

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2015 – in his last fight on 7-18-15 in Macau, CHI, he won by TKO (3rd round) over Ryusei Yoshida (26-8, 13 KOs): Jose dominated, making good use of the left hook, especially to the body, and throwing punches in bunches. Yoshida quit on his stool in between the third and fourth rounds...

On 5-9-15 in Fresno, CA, he won by knockout (5th round) against Rob Frankel (33-15-1): the scheduled 8-rounder headlined at Selland Arena, and ended with a one-punch knockout; Jose started fast and dominated the early rounds; he scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 5th round, and the referee stopped the fight in mid-count at 2:18…

 

2014 – 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 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 [double elimination tournament]: 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 Hilario Ramirez Medina in the 3rd round; 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…15 fights…41 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 2.7 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 80 %...

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