GIFTED 2012 Olympic Jose Ramirez has complied an impressive 21-0 (16) ledger as a pro and on Saturday (March 17) he comes to Madison Square Garden Theatre to fight Amir Iman for the WBC super-lightweight title.
“I’m very thankful for the opportunity. It’s definitely a blessing to be able to fight here for my first world title, here at the ‘Mecca of Boxing’ here in New York City. To be able to showcase my talent to a whole different crowd, it’s part of becoming a superstar. It’s part of growing as a fighter. It’s part of growing as an entertainer. And I can’t wait to showcase my talent on Saturday against Amir Imam,” Ramirez said. “Me as a fighter, I signed up to fight against the best fighters in the world. Making it through the Olympics, I know that my experience, talent, and skills are there for me to become a world champion. And not just a world champion, but to make a big statement in the 140-pound division.
“I started boxing when I was eight years old. I’ve been boxing for 17 years. I’ve had 17 years to prepare myself for this moment Saturday night. I hope to showcase my talent at my best, and I hope Amir Imam brings the best out of him to bring the best out of me.”
Amir Imam said, “A lot of fighters don’t get to fight here, and I’m blessed and honoured to be here, fighting for the WBC’s 2,000th title fight. And I’m ready to go.
“He’s a tough fighter. I see a lot in him. I’m not overlooking him, and I know we trained hard for this training camp. I’m ready to get the WBC belt… Now it’s time to get the title.
“Tune in, man. It’s going a to be a great fight, an electrifying fight. Main event. ESPN.”