WBC super lightweight champion, José Carlos Ramirez came to the World Boxing Council`s weekly presser, on the very day it celebrated its 56th Anniversary, and so apt, because he won the crown in the WBC`s two thousandth title fight.
Wearing dark glasses after his successful defense last Saturday, against Jose “Chon” Zepeda, José Carlos Ramirez, arrived accompanied by Carl Moretti, Vice President of Top Rank, not only to talk about that, but also to reiterate the pride and commitment he has to represent the WBC colors.
Ramirez, who was crowned on March 27, defeating Amir Imam in what was the 2000 fight of the WBC. He said: “I feel very happy to be in Mexico, the country where my parents were born.
“I am an eternal lover of Mexican culture, its traditions, its food … my parents taught me to love tricolor colors and even though I was born in the United States, I proudly carry the flag of Mexico and the surname Ramirez.
“I dreamed many times of this moment, and today I have the belt, so I will defend it with all the passion and respect it deserves. For now my desire is to unify the belts and I am ready to face whoever wants my title.”
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman praised the extraordinary trajectory of the champion but also about the selfless and generous work he does for the most vulnerable, in hospitals, schools or directly in the communities. Proof of this is that he used this fight, in order to raise money and raise awareness for cancer research with the intention of helping men, women and children suffering from this terrible illness.
Mauricio presented him the WBC bracelet designed for the champions and a commemorative belt of the 56th anniversary with each of its Presidents. And then a surprise, as WBC International Silver super lightweight champion Pablo Cesar Cano, who was sitting in the first row, got up and asked the champion for a future fight opportunity!