What Is Jose Ramirez Hoping For?
For Jose Ramirez (25-0), his hope going into another title fight is simple but hasn’t come easy.
Ramirez is scheduled to defend his WBC and WBO Light-Welterweight Titles on August 29. He is set to meet Viktor Postol (31-2) in the headliner of a Top Rank card airing on ESPN+. The action will take place inside the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Top Rank refers to this center as “The Bubble” for boxing events.
This is the third time a title fight between Ramirez and Postol has been booked. The two were initially set to share the ring on February 1 in Haikou, China. Those plans went awry due to the coronavirus pandemic. There was hope to reschedule the fight for May 9 but like many other planned bouts, Ramirez vs. Postol had to be delayed due to COVID-19.
Speaking to Boxing Scene, Ramirez said that he’s hoping that he can finally fight Postol this Saturday night.
“We just want to get there Wednesday night, Thursday morning for everyone to get tested,” notes Ramirez, who attempts the fourth title defense of at least one belt dating back to his March 2018 title win over Amir Imam. “We want to make sure we get the results that both teams are good to go, and that we can finally say the fight is here.
“I just want to be able to breathe that sigh of relief now that the fight is so close.”
Ramirez hasn’t competed in over a year. His last outing was back on July 27, 2019. He defeated Maurice Hooker via sixth-round TKO. Ramirez retained his WBC Light-Welterweight Title and captured the WBO gold in the process.
Postol goes into the title fight with Ramirez having won his last two bouts. The only blemishes on Postol’s record are unanimous decision losses to Terence Crawford and Josh Taylor.