Solo Boxeo to be headlined by Jose Carlos Ramirez on Sept.26th, Mayweather stripped of RING 154-pound title and more
- Top Rank Promotions matchmaker Brad Goodman has announced that undefeated junior welterweight Jose Carlos Ramirez would headline the “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California on September 26th.
The eight round bout would be televised on Unimas and it would begin at 11:00 pm ET/PT. Ramirez, who grew up in small agricultural town of Avenal, is a huge draw in the San Joaquin Valley. Whenever Ramirez fights at Selland Arena, Fresno, he draws sell-out crowds of 8000-9000 fans. Fighting at home is always a special feeling and Ramirez agrees to that.“There is no place like home and I am honored to fight at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, which has been a huge supporter of me since day one,” said Ramirez.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum was quick to praise Ramirez by saying, “Top Rank is very proud of Jose and all that he has accomplished inside and out of the ring while helping his community.” “He is a great person, a great fighter and a future world champion.” added Arum.
His last fight was in Macau, China where he defeated Ryusei Yoshida by knockout after the third round. At the moment, no opponent has been announced although Goodman hinted that veteran Manny Perez could be the likely opponent. Top Ring have put out only 2000 tickets for sale in public as announced.
- In other news, THE RING’s junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather has been stripped of the title due to inactivity in the 154-pound category over a long period. He had won the title in September 2013 when he outclassed Canelo Alvarez. THE RING’s championship policy states that over 18 months of inactivity would lead to the vacation of the title. He still holds THE RING welterweight championship.
- Former junior welterweight standout Danny Garcia has vacated THE RING 140-pound title that he won from Amir Khan in july 2012.He now competes in the welterweight division.
The updates in THE RING divisional rankings are as follows:
- Junior welterweight Amir Imam(18-0, 15 knockouts) has moved from no.10 to no. 9 following victory over Fernando Angulo.
- Junior featherweight contender Scott Quigg (31-0, 23 KOs) moved to no. 1 after going through Kiko Martinez, who dropped to 10.
- Junior bantamweight Mcjoe Arroyo (17-0, 8 KOs) jumped to 6th after defeating Arthur Villanueva (27-1, 14 KOs), who dropped to 10.