Jose Ramirez talks fight date and Josh Taylor
It’s been almost a full calendar year since WBC and WBO world super lightweight champion Jose Carlos Ramirez (25-0, 17 KO’s) has competed in the ring. His last bout, on July 27, 2019, against Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3, 18 KO’s) was an exciting unification bout that Ramirez won by a thrilling sixth round knockout.
Now the unified super lightweight champion is itching to be given his next fight date. If all goes as planned Ramirez will next lock horns with former super lightweight champion Victor “Iceman” Postol (31-2, 12 KO’s). Provided that no unexpected complications arise the native Californian hopes to be in the squared-circle in the next couple of months.
“So we are trying to target August, maybe mid-August, late August. So we are looking at hopefully fighting before September. That’s my goal. That’s my team, Robert, my managers, we’re pushing for a date in August.
“We’re just waiting to hear back from Top Rank…[in terms of target opponent] Victor Postol is still next.”
THE MASTER PLAN
Like any professional fighter worth his gloves, Ramirez is not one to overlook an opponent. That does not mean that he is above keeping abreast of who the top fighters are in and around his division.
Having taken inventory of those big names out there, and when directly asked by Fight Hype, Ramirez gave a brief behind the scenes peek at who he would like to fight next minus any political hurdles.
“After Postol I definitely want the [Josh] Taylor fight. I want to go for other belts. I think that it’s time to see super lightweight, junior welterweight undisputed world champion. I think that would be a great fight for the fans.
“It’s a fight that’s interesting and I am sure a lot of people would be excited to watch.
“After that I would just make my way to the next division. To the welterweight division. I want to challenge myself and I feel like my body is growing, getting stronger and I think I would be a good welterweight as well when I let my body develop and get those extra pounds of muscle.
“I can see myself doing pretty good in that weight class too.
“I’ve been waiting to go straight into a title eliminator, especially if I come out as the undisputed super lightweight champion. I think it would be really good for me to straight into a title eliminator and face a world champion.”
Stay tuned to 3kingsboxing to see who and when Ramirez does slide back into the ring
By: Bakari Simpson