Jose Zepeda Calls For Rematch Against Jose Ramirez
Jose Zepeda is calling for a second bout with Jose Ramirez.
Ramirez is the WBC and WBO Light-Welterweight Champion. He is eyeing a title unification bout against WBA (Super) and IBF Champion Josh Taylor. At first, there appeared to be a roadblock as the WBO gave Ramirez a 120-day window to defend his gold against Jack Catterall. The good news for Ramirez and Taylor is that Catterall has agreed to let the title unification bout happen as long as he gets first dibs on the winner.
Zepeda, who was recently awarded the WBC Silver Light-Welterweight Title for his knockout win over Ivan Baranchyk, said he’s prepared for a rematch with Ramirez (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“This win has given us a lot of world attention, and I hope that Jose Carlos Ramirez [WBC and WBO champion] whom I already faced and for many I beat him, and I think I beat him… when he has all four titles [after facing IBF, WBA champion Josh Taylor] – let’s face each other again. I’m already the official challenger, although I could also go down to lightweight to face the winner of Lomachenko and Lopez.”
Back on February 10, 2019, Zepeda and Ramirez collided for the WBC Light-Welterweight gold. Ramirez emerged victorious in that bout via majority decision. Zepeda has gone 3-0, 1 NC since the loss to Ramirez.
It’ll be interesting to see if the paths of Zepeda and Ramirez cross again down the line. In the meantime, fight fans are still in awe over the “Fight of the Year” candidate that Zepeda had with Baranchyk.