José Ramírez may have finally locked himself into a world title bout after his victory over Mike ‘Yes Indeed’ Reed Saturday night (Nov. 11) before a friendly crowd of 13,838 at the Save Mart Center.
Ramírez handled the Waldorf, Maryland boxer with almost no problem in scoring a second-round technical knockout for the World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas super lightweight title in the main event at the ‘Fight for Water 7.’
Ramírez, of Avenal, remains undefeated as a professional boxer and improved to 21-0 with 16 knockouts. Reed was handed his first loss and dropped to 23-1.
“It’s a big blessing for me. Not too many fighters in their lives are in this position that I’m in right now, and I feel very grateful that my career has taken off the way it has,” Ramírez, a 2012 U.S. Olympian, told reporters.
Rumors surfaced in the past week that the winner between Reed and Ramírez would face Amir Imam. Terence Crawford vacated the WBC 140-pound title last August. After his victory over Julius Indongo earlier in August, Crawford mentioned moving up in weight class to the welterweight division.
Imam, of Albany, New York, improved to 21-1 (18 KO) after his super lightweight win over Johnny García (19-6-1) earlier in the evening last Saturday. The single loss for Imam came against Adrián Grenados on Nov. 11, 2015.