Scrappy Ramirez Puts Joshua Franco On Notice Ahead Of WBA Title Eliminator
It’s always fun when a fresh new face hits the scene. When that fighter also has a bit of pizzazz in and out of the ring, it makes them more entertaining. John “Scrappy” Ramirez (10-0, 8 KOs) is a 26-year-old super flyweight on the fast track. Ranked second by the WBA, the pride of Los Angeles, California is set to fight the third-ranked WBA contender Sirichai Thaiyen (64-4, 42 KOs) for the right to face champion Joshua Franco!
Ramirez sat down for an exclusive interview with 3kingsboxing.com. Scrappy talked about how as a kid, he had aspirations of becoming a professional soccer player. However, at age 20, he entered the famous Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, and fell in love with boxing. After twenty-five amateur fights he turned pro.
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In watching Ramirez on video, he can box and trade to equal effect. With his background in soccer, the Californian is athletic with outstanding footwork and quickness. He also has good power in both hands.
FULL OF CONFIDENCE
His last outing was a spectacular first-round knockout over Jan Salvatierra in September 2022. Afterward, Ramirez immediately called for a fight with Franco. He believes he’s ready for the elite in the division right now.
Some pundits believe that Scrappy is getting ahead of himself at such an early stage of his pro career. Nevertheless, as he explained, nothing is wrong with expressing a desire to face the best of the best.
“I’ll beat them all […] I got straight to it! I didn’t sugarcoat anything. You know who I want. After the fight, I got the mic and said I want Joshua Franco. He got the belt, bro.
“I don’t know why people keep sitting on my name or keep trying to bring me down because I’m calling out the champions […] I want to go straight to the person that got the belt, Joshua Franco. I want to fight you, bro.
“The reason why I say I want those fights is I believe I could beat them. I’m better than them […] But soon, I’m going to have the opportunity to show y’all. Until then, I’m going to keep calling them out.”
ONE STEP AT A TIME
To earn a fight with Franco, Ramirez must first get passed Thaiyen, who is a former world title challenger. As of this writing, a fight date or locale has not been finalized. When asked about his upcoming fight against Thaiyen, Ramirez was emphatic about how the match will end up.
“I’m going to stop him. I got twelve rounds, man. I could season him, I could prep him, then I’m going to cook him.”
Ramirez brings talent in the ring with a personality that’s eye-catching to fans and pundits. He is set on letting the super flyweight division and the boxing world know that his time is now.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.
Interview By: Bo Bland & Michael Wilson Jr.