Jose Ramirez Biography
- 2005 90 lb. RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - CHAMPION
- 2007 112 lb. JUNIOR GOLDEN GLOVES NATIONAL - CHAMPION
- 2008 119 lb. RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – CHAMPION
- 2008 119 lb. JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL CHAMPIONHIP - CHAMPION
- 2009 125 lb. JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - CHAMPION
- 2010 132 lb. USA BOXING MEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONHIPS - CHAMPION
Jose has quietly amassed an amateur career that rivals boxing's great's and is clearly this generations "chosen one" and a special breed of boxer. Below, see for yourself boxing's elite amateur records and USA history and compare it yourself to what Jose has done. A fast handed, lightening quick prodigy, Jose not only fights but entertains when he is in the ring.
As of now Jose's record is 125 wins.
As you can see, Jose won all three major amateur tournaments consecutively (at the age of 15, 16 and 17). None of the top professionals listed below has won all three of the US National tournaments when they were Jose's age.
Oscar DeLaHoya; won the Jr. Olympics one time (1988) and the US Men's National Championship twice (1990 and 1991).
Fernando Vargas; won the Jr. Olympics one time (1993) and the US Men's National Championship once (1994).
Shane Mosley; never won the Jr. Olympics but he won the US Men's National Championship twice (1989 and 1990).
Floyd Mayweather; never won the Jr. Olympics but won the US Men's National Championship (1995).
(The information above was compiled from the current USA Boxing Rulebook, which has a history section that lists all the past National Champions for the Junior Olympics and US Men's National Tournaments).
The following amateur boxing records were compiled from the Wikipedia encyclopedia:
Oscar DeLaHoya; had 223 wins and 5 losses. (Records were not verifiable at that time).
Fernando Vargas; had 100 wins and 5 losses.
Shane Mosley; had 96 wins and 3 losses.
Floyd Mayweather; had 84 wins and 6 losses.
Like Oscar DeLaHoya and Fernando Vargas, Jose Ramirez won the US Men's National Championship at the age of 17, the minimum eligibility age.
IN THE FUTURE
At the last training camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado (for the top four in each weight class), Kenny Weldon, the camp evaluator told me that, from what he has observed, Jose had the best arsenal of punches and he had the best opportunity to bring home a gold medal from the 2012 Olympics Games in London.
Unlike the four top professionals listed above, Jose (17), in his first international bout was pitted against the reigning World Champion (Domenico Valentino) of Italy. He lost a controversial decision by two points;the bout took place in Italy. According to Mike Martino, last years Executive Director of USA Boxing, "they could not have found a stronger opponent for Jose for his first international experience. "
Jose has been ranked number one by USA Boxing for the past three years. Two years as a Junior Olympian and the past year in the Men's Division. Jose has won three consecutive USA Boxing National Gold Medals. Jose was ranked number one in the 119, 125 and 132 pound weight class.
Many coaches who have seen Jose box have indicated that he will eventually become a professional World Champion. Many of the coaches in Northern and Central California have remarked that he is the "the next generations DeLaHoya."
As Jose enjoys the current number one ranking at 132 pounds, he is well on his way to realizing his Olympic dreams. I see him as the frontrunner for the 2012 Olympic Games at 132 pounds. I strongly believe he will achieve his goal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.