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Photos: Jose Ramirez, Jose Zepeda - Ready For War in Fresno

Fresno's professional franchise, Jose Ramirez, is set for another world title defense homecoming. Ramirez (23-0, 16 KOs) will seek to make the second successful defense of his WBC super lightweight world title against Jose "Chon" Zepeda (30-1, 25 KOs) on Sunday from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. (photos by Mikey Williams/Top Rank).

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In the co-feature, former lightweight world champion Ray Beltran will tussle with the unbeaten Hiroki Okada in a 140-pound battle.

And, in a special attraction, 18-year-old sensation Gabriel Flores Jr. will look to move to 12-0 against Alex Torres Rynn in a six-round lightweight bout.

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Ramirez-Zepeda and Beltran-Okada will headline a special Top Rank on ESPN card beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Flores-Rynn will be part of the ESPN+ undercard stream beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by fanofbox on 02-10-2019

I think most people who have followed Ramirez's career is pretty burned out right now by the lack in quality in opposition, especially considering they manipulated an easy path for the WBC and now are defending it against average fighters…

Comment by MulaKO on 02-10-2019

Zepeda will have his moments in this fight and that will be cause of his awkward way of fighting He looks almost off balance But I also believe this will be his downfall , Ramirez will end up catching him…

Comment by Force Boxing on 02-10-2019

Ramirez has hammers for hands, I'm sure Zepeda has never been hit like that. Ramirez can out pace anyone and has never been hurt or tired in a fight. We haven't seen Ramirez have to dig deep, there is a…

Comment by Corelone on 02-10-2019

Ramirez is mobile, he hits hard enough, and Zapeda will make him look like a flash. On attack, Ramirez will use angles, and good footwork backing out. Chon plods in and out. I'll admit he has a big right hand,…

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 02-10-2019

This fight is gonna be too fun José vs José. Look, people, Zepeda can bang with both hands and is a good counterpuncher

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