A dream duty for Jose Ramirez









Jose Ramirez will make the first defense of his WBC super lightweight title, against top contender Danny O'Connor on Saturday, July 7 at the Save Mart Center,  in Avenal, California, to be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

"It has been my dream to become a world champion, now it is my duty to defend this belt at home for my city, my fans and everything I fight for," said Ramirez, adding:  "I am blessed to have this opportunity, I dedicate this fight to the immigrants who contribute and make our society a better place, I am pro immigrant and I am so proud to be one."
As part of the WBC safety standards, Ramirez successfully presented his 30 pre-weigh-in prior to the fight, He weighed 152.8 pounds.