John "Scrappy" Ramirez Media Workout Quotes
With his highly anticipated Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN
main event approaching quickly, one of boxing’s most
energetic and fan-friendly fighters, NABA Super Flyweight
Titleholder John “Scrappy” Ramirez (10-0, 8 KOs) of Los
Angeles hosted a media workout at the Joel Diaz Training
Camp in Indio. He will be fighting for the vacant WBA
Continental Americas Super Flyweight Title against Luis
“Callado” Padilla (15-3-2, 2 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico.
The event will take place on Thursday, February 23 at
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will be broadcast live
worldwide on DAZN beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET.
The first Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN show of the year
will also feature a special co-main event as Coachella
Valley’s beloved, undefeated local fighter Manuel “Gucci”
Flores (14-0, 11 KOs) will measure up against Franklin “El
Abuelo” Gonzalez of Los Teques, Venezuela (25-1, 25 KOs).
The eight-round bantamweight fight will be guaranteed
action, as both fighters have a string of knockout
Also on the card, Lorraine Villalobos (5-4, 2 KOs) of Los
Angeles will participate in a six-round minimumweight fight
against Katherine Lindenmuth (2-1) of Albuquerque, New
Mexico. In another female bout, Stefani “Stefi” Cohen
(2-1-1, 1 KO) of Miami, Florida will fight in a four-round
bantamweight fight against Leanne Calderon (1-2-1) of
Austin, Texas. Opening the DAZN broadcast with a four-round
heavyweight match, Zachary Spiller (2-0, 2 KOs) of Houston,
Texas will battle Kaleel Carter (3-3, 3 KOs) of Bellflower.
Opening the night, Grant Flores, cousin of Manny “Gucci”
Flores and who trains with famed trainer Joel Diaz, will
make his pro-debut in a four-round super welterweight fight
against Jorge Lopez (0-1) of Queretaro, Mexico.
Here’s what some of the participants had to say from their
JOHN “SCRAPPY” RAMIREZ, NABA SUPER FLYWEIGHT TITLE HOLDER:
"There are people out there doubting that I can do it. I
love it; I love the haters because they give me more
motivation to prove them wrong.
"Fans can expect a great show on DAZN from me. I'm on my way
up proving that I'm someone to watch."
MANUEL “GUCCI” FLORES, BANTAMWEIGHT FIGHTER:
"On fight night, we are going to come with a bang, baby!
We're coming with fireworks, with explosiveness, something
you guys haven't seen for a long time. We have a good
opponent in front of us, so we're going to show you guys
what we can do.
"My opponent is a wild guy - he likes to throw a lot of
crazy punches. The first round, we're going to see what he
does; if he is going to come forward with that
aggressiveness or go backwards."
GRANT FLORES, SUPER WELTERWEIGHT PROSPECT:
"It's a great privilege to make my debut on a Golden Boy
card, in my hometown, in front of my friends, family and
supporters. Fans can expect me to show up and bring
"I've been waiting for this opportunity to come - to be able
to display my talent and my quality skills that I've been
working hard on in the gym. I had a really great and
extensive amateur career and the next stop is to become a