Jose Ramirez

Jose Ramirez gets rousing victory over Mike Reed in second-round TKO

Jose Ramirez gets rousing victory over Mike Reed in second-round TKO

Jose Ramirez is trying to become a world champion and a champion for his neighbors.

In front of 13,838 Saturday night at Save Mart Center, the 2012 U.S. Olympian from Central California said he savored the butterflies that came from cheers at his introduction, making quick work of previously unbeaten opponent Mike Reed.

Ramirez (21-0, 16 knockouts) unleashed multiple second-round flurries on Reed that led to two knockdowns before referee Jack Reiss stepped in to stop the super-lightweight bout before a third knockdown was delivered.

Some proceeds from ticket sales for the “Fight for Water” card were set aside to support a Ramirez-aided push to convince the California...

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