This Saturday, ESPN & Top Rank return to the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, CA, for a super lightweight special attraction.Jose Ramirez(27-1-0) whose last fight was a year ago at the Save Mart Arena, will face veteran Richard Commey (30-4-1) After a disagreement with the purse splits prior to a purse bid with current champion Regis Prograis, Ramirez will face Commey to knock some rust off and hopefully challenge for a title later this year.
Ramirez hasn’t been as active as most would want to see him, as he has only fought once a year for the last three years. He last fought in March against Jose ‘Sniper’ Pedraza, earning a unanimous decision victory. Against Commey, Ramirez will look to have an impressive outing to set himself up for a big fight down the road.
Commey's last fight was also against Jose Pedraza, but he fought to a split draw. Commey is now 36 years old and closer to hanging them up than being in his prime. He can still crack, but his chin is questionable, and with a guy like Ramirez, that can spell trouble.
When is Jose Ramirez vs Richard Commey?
Date: Saturday, March 25
Main card: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT
These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Jose Ramirez vs Richard Commey : What has been said?
“Fresno and the Save Mart Center hold a special place in my heart, and I am blessed to be able fight in front of my Central Valley fans once again,” Ramirez said. “Richard Commey is a championship fighter with everything to gain. I expect the best version of Commey on March 25. My goal is to become champion again, and I am more motivated than ever to prove that I am the best junior welterweight in the world.”
Commey said, “I want to thank my team for putting me on the path to fulfilling my dream of becoming a two-weight world champion. I also want to thank Bob Arum and Top Rank for once again showing faith in me by allowing me to headline against a formidable opponent in Jose Ramirez. I’m up for the challenge, and I intend to make Ghana and all my fans around the world proud.”Would you like better boxing gloves? Check out our selection of boxing gloves from the Cobra line, which is composed of Carbon Leather for durability with IMF padding for the best protectio