Jose Ramirez & Freddie Roach Part Ways

WBC super lightweight champion Ramirez to join forces with Robert Garcia

In a surprising twist WBC super lightweight champion has decided to part ways with trainer Freddie Roach. He will now be under the tutelage of Robert Garcia.

Ramirez and Roach have been together for around three and a half years now. They most recently picked up a world title together back on St Patrick’s Day in New York when Ramirez defeated Amir Imam.

It is unclear what lead the Fresno native to make this decision but he had this to say to his hometown paper;

“Freddie is a good man. He did a lot of great things for me. He was excited to train me and I was excited to train with Freddie Roach. I was very (much) honored to train with Freddie and I respect him a lot. He … worked on my craft and showed me offensive and tools that I’m always going to use in my career.”

Ramirez’s agent, Rick Mirigian, discussed the switch to Garcia in more detail.

“From the amateurs to the pros, Jose is still evolving as he did at each stage of his career. It’s important as his needs change and grow that the pieces are in place to facilitate and meet them. We were blessed and fortunate to have the time we did with Freddie and Marvin. They will forever be a part of who Jose is and who he continues to become,” Mirigian said.

One thing this move does is almost certainly rule out any chance of Ramirez fighting four weight champion Mikey Garcia anytime in the near future.

The first fight for the pair together will be July 7th in Ramirez hometown.

By: Chris Henderson