Jose Ramirez vs Jose Pedraza on March 4 in Fresno, Ca

The Jose Ramirez-Jose Pedraza Jr. Lightweight Championship has been postponed to Friday, March 4th at Save Mart Center LIVE and exclusively on ESPN+ – Pedraza has tested positive for COVID-19

US Olympic heavyweight silver medalist Richard Torres Jr. will appear professionally in a six-round special

Former Junior Uniform World Champion Jose Ramirez is underway, just 27 days later than expected. Central Valley native Ramirez will battle former welterweight champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza in the 12-round main event Friday, March 4 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.

Ramirez and Pedraza were scheduled to fight on Saturday, February 5, but Pedraza tested positive for COVID-19.

In the six-round heavyweight special feature right before the main event, Olympic silver medalist Richard Torres Jr., of Central Valley in Tulare, California, will make his long-awaited professional debut. The 10-round combined advantage will see featherweight contender Joeyt Gonzalez debut, who will battle veteran Filipino Gio Santisima. The entire Ramirez-Pedraza ticket will be broadcast live and exclusively in the US on ESPN+.

March 4: Gabriel Flores Jr.-Abraham Montoya Junior Lightweight showdown added to Ramirez-Pedraza Card at Fresno’s Save Mart Center LIVE on ESPN+

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FRESNO, CA (January 27, 2022) – Gabriel Flores Jr aspires to make a fresh start in Fresno. The 21-year-old lightweight junior will be hoping to recover from the first defeat of his career in a 10-round bout against Mexican veteran Abraham Montoya on Friday, March 4th at Save Mart Center.

Flores and Montoya will battle under the junior welterweight main event between former unified champion Jose Ramirez and world welterweight champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza. The entire Ramirez-Pedraza ticket will be broadcast live and exclusively in the US on ESPN+.

“The job I’m on is personal, and I’m going to be a world champion,” Flores said. “I’m more excited than ever, and I’ll have the answers to everything Montoya has to offer.”

Flores (20-1, 7 KOs), who hails from Stockton, California, will have a big cheerleader on the roughly two-hour drive to Fresno. Last September in Tucson, Arizona, he suffered his first career defeat, a one-sided unanimous loss to Luis Alberto “El Venado” Lopez. Flores showed his strength over 10 rounds, and fought back against Lopez’s relentless attack. Signed by Top Rank when he was just 16 years old, Flores has been flawless throughout the first four years of his career. In February 2020, he became the second man to knock out Puerto Rican rival Jason Velez.

Montoya (20-2-1, 14 KOs), of Mexicali, Mexico, is an eight-year professional with a knack for pissing off undefeated prospects. In March 2018, he beat Luis Alberto Lopez (12-0 at the time) by a split decision. Last February, undefeated candidate Alejandro Guerrero upset the majority decision. He has won two matches since the decision of November 2019 was defeated by the first competitor, Muhammed Khoja Yakubov.

Flores Jr. against Montoya joins a packed bottom card that includes featherweight contender Joey Gonzalez (24-2, 14 KOs) against Gio Santissima (21-3, 18 KOs) in 10 orbits, the first six-round professional heavyweight appearance in the US Olympic silver medalist Richard Torres Jr., junior lightweight rookie Carlos Balderas (11-1, 10 KOs) in eight orbits and lightweight Charlie Sheehi (1-0, 1 KO) in four orbits, 6’9 heavyweight Antonio” El Gigante” Meirelles (2-0, 2 KOs) in four orbits, middleweight, Javier “Milwaukee Made” Martinez (5-0, 2 KOs) in six orbits.

Lightweight Rising Star Charlie Sheehy signs a promotional contract with the highest rank

Lightweight (1-0, 1 KO), 23-year-old former Team USA Amateur player Charlie Sheehy from the Bay Area in Brisbane, California, has signed a multi-year professional contract with Top Rank.

Sheehe, managed by Peter Kahn, has won 17 amateur national titles. He will debut as #1 in a four-round match on Friday, March 4 on the Jose Ramirez-Jose Pedraza tag (live on ESPN+) in Fresno, California.

“We’ve had our eyes set on Charlie since his days as an amateur, and we believe he’s a young man with the potential to bring championship boxing back to the Bay Area,” said Bob Arum, President of Top Rank.

Shehe said, “I am honored to become part of an organization that has built some of the greatest boxers of all time. This has been my dream since I started boxing. It is amazing to know that the biggest promotional company in boxing believes in me. I look forward to showing my skills to the world and becoming a A world champion with the highest rank.

Sheehi started boxing at the age of eight at Fire in the Ring Boxing Club in San Francisco under coach Miguel Rios, who is still in his corner. He’s gearing up for the March 4th bout in South Florida along with undefeated junior middleweight phenomenon Xander Zayas.

Sheehy made his professional debut last October in Fresno, knocking out Luciano Ramos in the fourth round. As an amateur, he defeated several notable names, including Ryan Garcia, Vergil Ortiz Jr. He finished third at the 2020 US Olympic Trials, dropping a competitive decision to eventual Olympic silver medalist and fellow promotional top-ranked Keyshawn Davis. Sheehi was the 138-pound Olympic alternate, and with his Olympic gold dreams shattered, he turned his focus to the pro ranks.

Promoted by Top Rank, ticket prices start at $36 and are on sale and can be purchased from Ticketmaster.com. Tickets purchased for February 5th will be honored on March 4.

Promoted by Top Rank, tickets starting at $36 are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.

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