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Julian Ramirez Ready For Rubio in Battle of Unbeatens

By Francisco Salazar

Julian Ramirez packs a punch inside the ring.

However, what would happen to Ramirez if that punch does not hurt or even knock down fighters as it did before.

Ramirez is only 20 years old, but he is not naïve in thinking his punching power will be his saving grace in any fight.

That is why he spars and applies his trade now more than anything, considering he will have tougher tests down the road.

Ramirez will take on another unbeaten fighter Abraham Rubio on Saturday afternoon at the Stubhub (formerly Home Depot) Center in Carson, CA.

The bout will take place on the non-televised Abner Mares-Jhonny Gonzalez undercard.

Ramirez (8-0, 5 KOs) has not fought since a six round unanimous decision victory over Aaron Olivares on March 16th in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Ramirez needed to recover from an injury to his last hand that prevented him from returning to the ring right away.

Ramirez will face Rubio, who is also unbeaten in four fights. It will be the first time in Ramirez’s professional career where he will face an unbeaten fighter. Despite the fact he has more fights and has fought the better opposition, Ramirez is not taking Rubio lightly.

“I’ve been working hard for this fight,” Ramirez told Boxingscene.com over the phone on Thursday. “I feel like I’m coming into this fight in the best shape of my life. This has been my best training camp. I ate right and would get up at 5AM to go run.”

“About Rubio, I don’t know anything about him. I haven’t seen any tapes or anything. I’m just ready for the fight (on Friday).”

Ramirez fought his first two fights in Anaheim, which is down the 5 Freeway from his home in the East Los Angeles area. Since then, Ramirez has fought in Mexico, Las Vegas, and Texas.

Now his family and friends will drive down the 110 Freeway to see Ramirez apply his trade in the ring, something he thrives and looks forward to.

“I’m just really happy to fight close to home,” said Ramirez, who is managed by Joel De La Hoya. “I have a lot of family visiting from Mexico who are going to come to the fight. It’s a big thing for me.”

Now that he will return to the ring from his hand injury and should he come out victorious against Rubio, Ramirez would want to fight as often as possible.

He wants to improve with each fight and believes sparring with contenders is a benefit to his career. He notices it in the gym while sparring with different fighters.

“I notice when I spar against the fighters who have fought more, then it makes me sharper. My punches and combinations are quicker. When I spar against fighters who have less fights or experience than me, then I feel that I dominate.”

“I just want to keep working hard and train and spar against those contenders because it gets me better.”

The future looks bright for Ramirez and he is eager to showcase his skills. Realizing what his potential could be pushed him to get better and now rely on raw power, which he may have gotten away with in his first couple of fights.

With that attitude, Ramirez could go far in the sport. It would be intriguing to see how he progresses.

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