Jose Ramirez, 5/17 Return Moves 3,600 Tickets First Day

FRESNO, CALIF.—For the first time, 2012 U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez (8-0, 6 KO's) will fight in the main event of a nationally televised fight in a major SMG Arena production in Fresno, Calif.
"It’s an honor to fight in the Central Valley,” Ramirez. “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."
"Jose Ramirez deeply cares about his community and its battle for 'Fight for Water,' said Top Rank CEO Bob Arum. “He is a wonderful young man and is on his way to stardom in the sport of boxing."
"I told Ramirez three years ago in the amateurs, before the Olympics on a hot Alabama day, that I would make this happen,” said Ramirez’s agent and promoter Rick Mirigian. “I’m just happy I got to keep my word."
He continued, “On behalf of Jose Ramirez and Top Rank Boxing, we want to thank Tachi Palace Casino and Resort for their support and help in making the ‘Fight for Water 1’ so successful and their continued support with the ‘Fight for water 2.’ They have been instrumental in this process and are Central Valley’s premier casino and resort!" 
Top Rank also recently signed two Central Valley fighters to long-term promotional agreements. Gary Salazar and Daniel Valdivia will both be in action and featured on the May 17 fight card.
Tickets start at just $25 for pre-sale period and are available at main box office at Selland Arena (700 M Street, Fresno, Calif.). Box office hours are 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday and weekends on show dates only. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at, by phone at 1.800.745.3000, and at all Ticketmaster outlets, including select Vallarta and Save Mart supermarkets. Reserved seating and VIP tables available, too.
"The California Latino Water Coalition is grateful and proud of its new member, Jose Ramirez, for taking on the Fight for Water, to help those Californians who do not have a voice in California water problems,” said Mario Santoyo, Executive Director of the California Latino Water Coalition.
“The Central Valley is facing a water shortage catastrophe, especially for the families who harvest the crops that feed the nation. They are the people who have lost jobs, homes, opportunities and hope as a result of the natural and artificial droughts that continue to reduce Central California’s water supplies.
We hope that the Fight for Water will bring needed attention to California's serious water problems.”
Tags: Jose Ramirez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aren on 03-31-2014

Ramirez is a star in the making. very exciting fighter to watch.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Trainer Expects Career Best Performance From Gervonta Davis Espinoza Explains Making Lara-Hurd Over Lara-Charlo, Hurd-Charlo Sanchez Not Worried if Canelo Falls Out, Saunders is Backup Frank Warren on Billy Joe Saunders' Injury, Frampton-Donaire Liam: When I Beat Ali For WBO Belt - Khan, Brook Will Want Me Life on The Road - Do You Get a Fair Shake? Hearn Dares Team Parker: Make Your Claims To Joshua's Face! Parker Feels Boost From Deontay Wilder's Encouraging Words Avni Yildirm Arrives To Help Canelo Prepare For Golovkin Jeff Horn Helping Hogan Prepare For WBO Eliminator With Kelly Video: Hearn on Dana White Aiming To Sign Anthony Joshua Floyd Mayweather in MMA - Not Betting Against It Sanchez Questions 'Meat' - Says Golovkin Wants To Punish Canelo Ryan Garcia To Return on Canelo-Golovkin Card After KO Win Jose Ramirez Must Fight Regis Prograis, Says WBC Prez Team Estrada Hope To Get Sor Rungvisai Rematch in The Fall NSAC On Golovkin's Claims: No Favoritism For Canelo in Vegas Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jonas Sultan May Land in Bay Area or LA Ruben Villa, LaRon Mitchell Return To Action on April 14 Erislandy Lara: If Hurd Gets Reckless, He'll Get Knocked Out! Michael Grant vs. Michael Sprott Set Down For MBS Arena Max Ornelas vs. Tony Lopez on April 20 in Vegas, BeIN Sports Paul Spadafora Pleads Guilty To Resisting Arrest, Simple Assault Magdaleno vs. Dogboe Event Set, Undercard Details Revealed Pedraza Targets Lozada Revenge Clash, Arum Likes The Fight Haye Admits: I Thought There Was No Way Bellew Could Win Golovkin To Present Trophy at $1 million Santa Anita Derby Joshua: Hopefully I Can Get Parker Out of There Between 6 and 8 Canelo Vows To Kick Golovkin's 'F***ing Ass' For PED Comments James DeGale: On My Best Day, No One at 168 Can Beat Me! Photos: Dillian Whyte, Lucas Browne - Face-Off at Final Presser Parker Had Two Elbow Surgeries Amid Negotiations for Joshua Fight Logan Yoon vs. Juan Carlos Salgado in Hollywood, Florida Hearn: Whyte Was 'Poor' Against Helenius, Fight Was a Stinker Parker: Joshua, His Team Are Underestimating Me From Fury Fight Abel Sanchez: Golovkin Pissed Off, Tired of Being Pushed Around! Joshua: Expect Blood; Hope Parker Fight is Like Bowe-Holyfield Carlos Molina on Being Cautious With Mexican Meat, 365 Testing Stephen Simmons Contemplating Retirement After Askin Loss Frampton vs. Donaire - WBO Interim-Title Now at Stake

Latest Active Forum Threads