Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jose Ramirez Expects Big Things With Top Rank Pact

By Luis Sandoval

Top Rank officially announced the signing of 2012 US Olympian Jose Ramirez as he embarks on his professional career after being one of the most decorated amateurs in recent memory. Hailing from the small farming community of Avenal, CA, Ramirez made a name for himself by having an impressive amateur record with over 140 wins, 11 National Championships and 5 Consecutive USA National Titles.

There was a lot on interest in signing a fighter like Ramirez and even though it was a tough decision, Ramirez felt Top Rank was the perfect fit for him.

“I felt like I made the right move. I feel like God has really blessed me and I’m very fortunate to be in the position that I’m in. Yes, it was very tough [decision to make]. Boxing is a business so at the end it was what was in my best interest. It was tough to make but at the end there was no doubt Top Rank was the right company for me” said Ramirez.

Top Rank founder and CEO Bob Arum is extremely excited about Ramirez and has scheduled for his professional debut to be on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV on December 8th. Making his debut on such a big stage is something Ramirez is both excited and a little bit nervous about.

“It’s a great blessing, very excited and a little bit nervous and once again, this is exactly why I felt Top Rank was the right company for me. They treat the fighters right and they build all the best fighters and I feel it’s my turn now and I feel I made the best decision by getting started and singing with them. That’s the first step, now it’s done and now it’s getting ready for December 8th and go from there” Ramirez would tell BoxingScene.

Aside from being a standout amateur, Ramirez also separates himself from other amateurs as he already has sponsorships he’s attained with the help of his co-manager/deal agent Rick Mirigian.

Wonderful Pistachios has added Jose to the list of other athletes they are currently working with and has been a successful pairing so far. Jose will also have his own Discover Pre-paid credit card that will help those people who cannot get a credit card be able to get something similar.

Ramirez will campaign at Lightweight and expects to move up later on as his career develops. His professional debut will be a four round bout and Ramirez is extremely excited to remove the head gear.

“[It’s] a different game, no head gear, smaller gloves; it excites me a lot. I can’t wait. I’m looking forward to it and I’m going to train hard and prepare myself both mentally and physically as much as I can to go in there 100%”.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

Tags: Jose Ramirez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Canelo Admits He is "Obsessed" With Giving GGG His First Loss Oscar Valdez: I'm Not Afraid To Risk Record, I Want Gary Russell Jr. DiBella on Mayweather-McGregor: De La Hoya - Shut The F*** Up! Wilder's Manager Likes Idea of Return on Mayweather-McGregor Roach: Pacquiao Lost A lot of His Crowd Due To Lack of Knockouts Dmitry Bivol To Take Some Time Off, Return Planned For The Fall Canelo Paying No Mind to Being Underdog Against Golovkin Photos: Sammy Valentin Putting in Work For Giovani Santillan Boxer Killed By Masked Gunmen After Leaving Gym in Mexico City Ellerbe: Fight is 50-50, But Broner Needs A-Game To Beat Garcia Deontay Wilder Erupts, Tears Apart Hearn and Whyte Over Offer Hughie Fury To Stay Busy With July 8 Return at Copper Box Abel Sanchez Says Kovalev is Stubborn, Was Difficult To Train Golovkin: If I Finished Jacobs, Probably Don't Have Canelo Fight Now That Mayweather is Active Again, Canelo Wants a Rematch Flanagan vs. Verdejo With Tentative Date of September 16 Kautondokwa Is Eager to Face Billy Joe Saunders in September Inquest Finds That Davey Browne's Death Was Preventable Eubank Sr: I Know How To Beat Mayweather, I May Tell McGregor! Canelo Aims To Do a Real Number on GGG: No Rematch Needed Boxing: Not Dying. Again. Mikkel Kessler To Pass on WBSS Wild Card, Eyes Fall Ring Return De La Hoya Not Happy With "Disrespectful" Dana White Over Date Taking a Look at Some of Boxing's Greatest Upsets Milan Melindo To Make First Defense of IBF Belt on September 16 De La Hoya Promises Earlier Start Time for Canelo-Golovkin Abel Sanchez Not on Press Tour, Awaits Golovkin vs. Canelo GGG Not Worried About Mexicans Turning on Him in Canelo Bout Jose Zepeda Picks Up WBO Regional Belt With TKO of Zamudio Mikkel Kessler To Be Part of The World Boxing Super Series Golovkin: Ward-Kovalev Rematch Was Stopped 'A Little Bit Early' Cotto Not Worried About Mayweather-McGregor on Same Date Canelo, GGG on Mayweather-McGregor: Ours is a 'Real Fight!' Jeyvier Cintron, Serrano, Oquendo Part of New PRBBP Series McGregor's Boxing Coach Confident Mayweather Gets KO'd Nelson: Ward Gets Drilled By Joshua, He Should Face Bellew Luis Arias Makes His Statement, Seeks Late Summer Fight Yunier Dorticos Signs On For World Boxing Super Series Kell Brook: Looking To Enter Camp in Summer, Fight in 2017 Badou Jack: Mayweather Looking Sharp, He'll Destroy McGregor!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement