Jose Ramirez media day highlights
Yesterday at Fitness Evolution in Fresno, Ca, 2012 U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez held a media day that was open to the public as he put the final touches on his training camp for his upcoming bout against late replacement Issouf Kinda, a game spoiler who has fought on ESPN and Showtime.
Also at the media workout included Quilisto “Kilo the Kid” Madera as well as his opponent Joe Louie Lopez who fight for 165 lbs. GBO title in a televised six round fight. Fresno, Ca’s Saul Lomas who also fights for a GBO title hit mitts as well as well as two debuting fighters in Bryan Lua and Isidro Ochoa.
Here are my observations –
- Jose Ramirez appears very focused and knows that in order to get a world title shot as well as televised card on HBO or a big network he needs to look good. Ramirez in the past year had hit some rough patches at times having trouble with competition one would think he shouldn’t. Ramirez is in tough with Kinda, but appears to be focused on silencing anyone who doesn’t believe in him as well as looks lean and in good spirits. Ramirez was Manny Pacquiao’s chief sparring partner for his last pay-per-view fight against Jessie Vargas as well.
- Kinda is good. In boxing we are trained to think that fighters who have three losses are guys who were protected and then couldn’t handle a step-up in competition, Kinda is the opposite. For the majority of his career, he has been in tough and has a good record as well as has a few close decision losses, in short Kinda is a much better fighter than most will acknowledge, the big question is the type of shape he is in.
- Joe Louie Lopez vs. Quilisto Madera, is a local grudge match between two middleweights who have talked the fight up. Madera mainly focused on power with his mitt work and stated that he is dedicated this fight to his daughter, whereas Lopez focused more on movement and speed with his shadowboxing. Lopez also appeared to have redness under his right eye.
- Saul Lomas fights for his first world title after leaving the sport of boxing for eight years. Lomas, stated that after this fight he wants to fight one more time against a WBC ranked opponent and then he might call it a career.
- Bryan Lua and Isidro Ochoa both showed talent in the work. Lua with explosive punching power whereas, Ochoa, showed off combination punching.
Below are videos from the media day