Jose Ramirez Promises Statement Win Saturday on DAZN



Jose Ramirez Promises Statement Win Saturday on DAZN

Jose Ramirez (28-1, 18 KOs) and super welterweight world title contender Vergil Ortiz Jr. (20-0, 20 KOs) of Grand Prairie, Texas hosted a press conference in Fresno, California on Thursday. They are part of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 27 featuring Jose Ramirez vs. Rances Barthelemy and Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Thomas Dulorme.

The event unspools from Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, and broadcast worldwide on DAZN.

Jose Ramirez wants to rise again at 140

Also, on the undercard: Oscar “La Migraña” Duarte (26-2-1, 21 KOs) and versus Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (33-5-1, 15 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight match.

Unified WBA, WBC, WBO and Ring Magazine Flyweight World Champion Marlen Esparza (14-1, 1 KOs) rematches the former WBC Champ of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Gabriela “La Chucky” Alaniz (14-1, 6 KOs) in a 10-round championship bout.

Opening the DAZN show is NABF Welterweight Title Holder Raul “El Cugar” Curiel (14-0, 12 KOs), he defends his regional title against Jorge Marron Jr. (20-4-2, 7 KOs) in a 10-round clash.

On the prelim card, Madera, Calif.'s Brian Lua (8-0, 3 KOs) meets Cancun, Mexico's Ronaldo “Criminal” Solis (4-4-1, 3 KOs). Figo Gonzalez (5-0, 2 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will do a four-round super flyweight fight against Modesto, Calif.'s Alejandro Robles (0-2). Jennah “The Gem” Creason of Visalia, California will have a four-round welterweight fight against Tiffany Brown Alonso (TBA).

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“First of all I want to thank God. It's always nice to see such amazing stars; my 2012 Olympic Teammates and great fighters like Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Oscar Duarte on the undercard. It's quite an honor for me to be a part of boxing, and to be a part of boxing in the Central Valley. We're thankful for all the fans, we're thankful for all the supporters and the sponsors.

“I am ready for this Saturday. My goal is to get back on top and to get all those belts back. I still feel like I am one of the best 140-pounders in the division. I plan on making a statement on Saturday, and that's what I was working on in the gym. Thank you to Oscar and to Golden Boy for the opportunity.”

“I don't have too much to say right now. All everyone should know is that we had a great training camp, trained hard, and had incredible sparring. I like running – I ran a lot. I really don't have anything else to say aside from that I love Fresno, and I can't wait for you all to come out and watch our fights come Saturday night.”

“We have an absolutely stacked card Saturday night in Fresno. We have a slew of top prospects looking to advance to contender status. We have world championship gold on the line in the Women’s flyweight division. We have a true crossroads match between two longtime Golden Boy fighters looking to rebound and get back on the championship track. And we have two of the best and best-known boxers in the world topping the card in separate fights, looking to impress and take another step towards glory. From top-to-bottom, people aren’t going to miss this barnburner of a Golden Boy card.”

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.