05 Jul 2022

California Boxing’s Secret Weapon: Rick Mirigian

Before Jose Ramirez, Fresno wasn’t viewed as a fight hub or even a destination to bring main event world-class boxing fights to the centrally located California town. Let alone a place that would hold multiple ESPN main events over the past decade. Outside of Gary Salazar, a contemporary of Ramirez,

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16 Jun 2022

The 2022 Mid-Year Boxing Awards | Who Is Standing Out?

As we get to the halfway point in the year, here is Lukie’s take on the awards as we head into a stacked summer schedule of boxing. Boxer Of The Year 2021 winner: Canelo Dmitry Bivol – After defeating Canelo Alvarez, the consensus pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, Bivol

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02 Mar 2022

The Five Career-Defining Moments of Jose Ramirez’s Boxing Career

Basic Info: This week Avenal, California’s own Jose Ramirez, will return to the Fresno region that he built along with manager Rick Mirigian, during the last decade, transforming Central California into one of the boxing fight hubs of California. Ramirez, who last lost to Josh Taylor, becoming an undisputed world

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21 Dec 2021

2021 Boxing Manager of the Year: Peter Kahn

Manager of the Year: Peter Kahn – Kahn got Kambosos Jnr to become an undisputed world champion. Not many managers will ever be able to do that. The other part to that is he stuck by Kambosos Jnr., for five years which was a long journey, leading to an even

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11 Nov 2020

LukieBoxing Column: Canelo, Devin Haney’s Win, Crawford Fight Week

Canelo’s Free-Agency  On a seemingly bland Thursday, Eddy Reynoso, Canelo’s manager, and trainer stated on his Instagram, Golden Boy Promotions, had let the biggest name, and best fighter in the sport of boxing, out of his contract, as well as he is no longer tied to DAZN. The news almost

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14 Oct 2019

Fresno Sports Agent dream comes true with Fresno Ballpark fight in November

Rick Mirigian along with his star client, WBC super lightweight world champion and 2012 U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez, have been the lifeblood of the Central Valley fight scene for the past decade. The duo has come together to set attendance records at SaveMart Center en route to Ramirez’s ascension to

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01 Jan 2019

Northern (and Central) California Fighter of the Year: Jose Ramirez

With the retirement of Andre Ward, the biggest fights in California taking place in Northern and Central California take place with WBC super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez. Ramirez, who has spent the majority of his career fighting in Fresno, CA, a short drive from his hometown of Avenal, Ca,

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10 Sep 2018

Gabe Flores Jr makes ESPN debut on Friday fight in Fresno, Ca

Gabriel Flores Jr., the 18-year-old phenom and former U.S. amateur standout, will make his ESPN debut on Friday, Sept. 14 as part of the world championship card headlined by Jose Ramirez’s WBC super lightweight title defense against Antonio Orozco at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, as part of

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27 May 2018

Jose Ramirez talks about July 7th bout with Danny O’Connor

WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez talks about his return to the ring on July 7th in his home region of Fresno, CA, as Ramirez has consistently sold-out the Save Mart Center for years, but will now bring a world title with him for his first title defense. Ramirez also talks

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11 May 2018

Boxing Returns to Fresno, CA on May 26th

by Taylor Johnson Top Rank Inc returns to the home of boxing in California at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Ca, the place where Jose Ramirez has continuously sold-out the arena for years and years, as IBF super flyweight world champion Jerwin Ancajas takes on Jonas Sultan in a battle

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