Former unified junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez has been in the headlines a lot. Now he will be ringside for Josh Taylor versus Teofimo Lopez which takes place June 10th, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, broadcast on ESPN.
Ramirez is making it known publicly that he wants the winner, and though he’d prefer a fight with Josh Taylor, the only man to beat him as a professional, he is quite fine with either. ProBox TV News recently caught up with Rick Mirigian, the manager of Jose Ramirez to get more information on the situation.
“Ramirez will be ringside June 10th, at Madison Square Garden,” said Rick Mirigian. “Ramirez wants the winner of [Teofimo] Lopez versus [Josh] Taylor. I think either one of those fights would be massive. It would be one of the biggest fights on ESPN, for the year.”
Ramirez fought Josh Taylor for all four junior welterweight world titles in 2021, which was a marquee event on ESPN. Taylor would edge out the fight with two knockdowns being the difference in the scores, as Taylor would earn both knockdowns while punching off the break. Ramirez is very interested in revisiting his lone career loss.
The most compelling piece of content that was revealed was this. This is Jose Ramirez’s last fight under contract with Top Rank Inc., so if Ramirez were to stay with Top Rank, his next fight would have to be appealing enough for him to continue to want to work with the industry titan. So, Ramirez now will be looking at what option best suits him at this point, as realistically - Ramirez has fought more fights than he has left at this point.
“I think the eyeballs that would be on a Lopez versus Ramirez fight [would be] one of the biggest fights in the sport,” said Rick Mirigian. “Ramirez is in a tremendous position, and Ramirez is on his last fight also with Top Rank. So there is some incentive there to deliver a big fight to Jose and keep him under the umbrella.”