Jose Pedraza Camp Notes:
"I Want To Give The Fans A War"
Jose "Sniper" Pedraza has reached boxing's pinnacle twice
before. A former junior lightweight and lightweight world
champion, Pedraza (29-3, 14 KOs) hopes to join an elite list
of Puerto Rican fighters to win world titles in three weight
He can take a giant leap towards that goal when he battles
former unified world champion Jose Ramirez in a 12-round
junior welterweight main event Friday, March 4 at Save Mart
Center in Fresno, California. The winner will be positioned
to fight for a world title later this year.
The entire Ramirez-Pedraza card will stream live and
exclusively on ESPN+.
This is what Pedraza had to say after a recent training
session in Puerto Rico.
“We have the title in our sights, and at this point, only
the best are left standing on the road to the world
championship. March 4 against Ramírez will be a very
important fight, since the winner will be ready to challenge
for a world title. That's why I feel like this is a world
title match. March 4 against Ramírez, this is all or
“Facing a Mexican warrior like Ramírez and being part of the
historic rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico is something
very important and a great responsibility. At the same time,
it's a great thrill to give the fans a legendary match that
they will remember forever. I want to put up a great fight.
I want to give the fans a war."
"My goal since moving up to 140 pounds has been to win a
world title to add myself to the select group of Puerto
Rican champions in three weight divisions. I want to be in
that group along with 'Tito', Cotto, Gomez, Camacho, and
Vázquez, among others. I already feel that my body is
acclimated to the division, and now I am ready to achieve my
“Representing Puerto Rico means a lot to me. Since the
beginning of my boxing career, I have always felt the
support of my Island, and that is why every single time I
get in the ring, I have my people in my heart. I always feel
the good wishes and good vibes of my people, and that is why
I always dedicate my fights to my island."
Ramirez vs. Pedraza headlines a stacked card that includes
featherweight contender Joet Gonzalez (24-2, 14 KOs) against
Jeo Santisima (21-3, 18 KOs) in a 10-rounder, the six-round
heavyweight professional debut of U.S. Olympic silver
medalist Richard Torrez Jr., Gabriel Flores Jr. (20-1, 7
KOs) coming back in a 10-round junior lightweight matchup
against Abraham Montoya (20-2-1, 14 KOs), rising junior
lightweight Karlos Balderas (11-1, 10 KOs) in an
eight-rounder, lightweight prospect Charlie Sheehy (1-0, 1
KO) in a four-rounder, 6’9 heavyweight Antonio “El Gigante”
Mireles (2-0, 2 KOs) in a four-rounder, and middleweight
prospect Javier “Milwaukee Made” Martinez (5-0, 2 KOs) in a