Jose Ramirez
Weightclass:
Lightweight
Age:
21
Birthplace:
Avenal, Calif.
Record:
11-0, 8 KOs
Height:
5'10"
Reach:
Managers:
Rick Mirigian, Armando Mancinas
Trainers:
Armando Mancinas
biography

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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…

Only 21 years old, 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 crown jewel of the U.S. Olympic team.
He also competed in the 2011 World Championships, and won several U.S. national amateur championships, as well.
Jose 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.
He is coming off a first-round knockout win against Erick Hernandez in his last fight on November 9.
After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Ramirez, 21 was a 2012 U.S. Olympian and is a very promising...
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fight history
Fight by Fight - 2013 – in his last fight 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, TX, 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, NV, he won by TKO (1st round) against Charles Dubray (1-0): the...
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background
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS: Jose started boxing at the age of eight and reportedly had 156 amateur fights, with a record of 145-11…
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...
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  • 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…

Only 21 years old, 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 crown jewel of the U.S. Olympic team.

He also competed in the 2011 World Championships, and won several U.S. national amateur championships, as well.

Jose 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.

He is coming off a first-round knockout win against Erick Hernandez in his last fight on November 9.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Ramirez, 21 was a 2012 U.S. Olympian and is a very promising professional. This was a big night for him as he was fighting in his home region for the first time as a pro and drew a sold-out crowd of 3,501 to the Golden Eagle Arena, where he turned in a spectacular performance…. He did it in even more sensational fashion than anyone could have predicted, annihilating Hernandez in a mere 47 explosive seconds.

Within a few seconds of the opening bell ringing, Ramirez rocked Hernandez with a clean left hook that sent him backward toward to the ropes. Moments later, Ramirez creamed Hernandez with another giant left hook, dropping him to his backside against the ropes. Hernandez got up quickly but was soon down and out as Ramirez hammered him with two more left clean left hooks that dropped him again, this time to his back halfway under the bottom ring rope onto the apron as [the] referee immediately called off the fight….

Hernandez never landed a single punch while Ramirez, who had sparred in Las Vegas with former junior lightweight and featherweight titlist Jorge Linares to get ready for the fight, destroyed him, much to the delight of the hometown fans…. [End Rafael item]

Jose made his professional debut on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV main event on December 8 in Las Vegas, and won by first-round TKO against Corey Seigwarth.

From the Hanford (California) Sentinel [Nov. 9, 2012 - excerpts]: Avenal boxer Jose Ramirez is turning pro.

The 20-year-old Olympian has signed a contract with Bob Arum’s Top Rank….

 “We are ecstatic to sign Jose Ramirez to a promotional contract,” said Arum, Top Rank’s founder and CEO. “We considered Jose to be the leading prospect among the fighters comprising the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team.”

Ramirez, born into humble roots as a son of farm workers, started fighting at the Kings Boxing Club in Avenal at age 8.

He worked his way to the top of the amateur ranks while attending Avenal High School and Fresno State, as well as working as a barista at Starbucks.

 “Jose’s fan-friendly style of fighting – always on the attack and throwing lots of punches – is a perfect fit for Top Rank,” said Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler. “We have very high expectations for him.” [End Sentinel item]

In February, Jose signed a sponsorship contract with Nike footwear and apparel - Jose will wear branded Ramirez apparel, including robe, trunks, and training gear, as well as the shirts his cornermen will wear at his fights.

Fight History

Fight by Fight - 2013 – in his last fight 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, TX, 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, NV, 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; after the fight, Jose said, "It's all coming together. I was a lot less nervous. I had very good sparring. I had a lot more power."...

 

2012 - 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 started boxing at the age of eight and reportedly had 156 amateur fights, with a record of 145-11…

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, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 6-22-11 he stopped (3rd round) Kevin Rivers of Landover, Md.; 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, 2 months…7 fights…13 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 1.8 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 71 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 4 rounds – 2 (2-0)…