The Central Valley has landed its biggest fight in the past 20 years as 11-time National Champion, London 2012 Olympian and all-time USA Boxing lightweight record holder, Jose Ramírez will be the main event on an action packed night of boxing Saturday Nov 9that Golden Eagle Arena on the West Hills College campus in Lemoore, Ca.
Ramírez (5-0, 4 KOs), of Avenal, Calif, returns to the ring in the area he grew up in. The Top Rank “Solo Boxeo Tecate” fight card, co-promoted by Ramírez’ company JCR Entertainment and presented by Wonderful Pistachios, will be televised on UniMás.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said Ramirez, “It’s going to be a big fight, and every aspect of the fight is big. I’m very excited to be a part of this and be able to do this for my fans and do this for my family and for the people that live here and all the sponsors that have helped my career.”
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum will attend the pre-fight news conference on Nov. 7 held at Tachi Palace Casino. The fight card has been dubbed “Fight for Water” because Ramirez wants to make a difference in farm-related employment and their families who lose their jobs when water supplies are reduced. He recently joined the Latino Water Coalition, which aims to help resolve the state’s water crisis and to promote economic growth in the area he grew up.
Rick Mirigian, Ramirez’s agent, said naming the event was a no-brainer. “Jose and his family struggled first hand when the water didn’t flow, and times got even harder for his family, who relied on the field work and farming industry,” Mirigian said. “(It’s) important that the public and his fans know that no matter how big a fight he has or will ever have, that the biggest fight that could be won is the ‘Fight for Water.'”
Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino will host Bob Arum’s Thursday November 7 press conference, as well as the official weigh-ins, a special champions dinner, pre- and post-fight activities including a meet and greet with Ramirez, plus additional activities to be announced. On fight night, there will be shuttles to and from Tachi Palace and Casino to the arena, just a 5-minute ride, every 20 minutes.
Tickets, priced at $20, $25, $55, $125 and VIP tables at $2000 will go on sale Sept 16th and can be purchased in person at the Tachi Palace Gift Shop, by phone at (866) 4PALACE, or on-line at www.tachipalace.com. Tickets are also available at the West Hills College Lemoore box office (555 College Ave, Lemoore, CA 93245) *Student, Military and Veterans discounts.