Jose Ramirez Wants Taylor, Lopez Or Prograis After Beating Commey
After defeating Richard Commey (30-5-1, 27 KOs) through an eleventh-round knockout victory at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California, Jose Ramirez (28-1, 18 KOs) expressed his interest in facing the winner of either Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez or Regis Prograis for a title shot.
Ramirez had initially declined the opportunity to fight Prograis and opted for a match against Commey instead.
Despite ultimately knocking Commey down twice in the eleventh round, Ramirez’s performance was not particularly remarkable, leading to some skepticism about his ability to emerge victorious.
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Thereafter, Ramirez did not express any intention of fighting against Subriel Matias, who recently won the IBF light welterweight championship.
This is understandable since Lopez, who was a former unified champion at 135 lb, and Taylor, who was a former undisputed light-welterweight champion, are much bigger names.
A bigger payday and an opportunity to be great is what a Lopez, Taylor or Prograis, the current WBA lightweight champion, fight would offer.
In his post-match comments, Ramirez said: “I want any world champion. I want Regis Prograis. I want the winner of Josh Taylor and Teofimo. Get that rematch. You always want to come back and get that rematch after that tough loss.
“If Regis is serious about fighting, we can sit down and negotiate. Stop the BS. Let’s sit down and make the fight happen. You got to learn some business. Have your management do their part, and we’ll sit down and make the fight happen if you’re serious about it.”