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Jose Ramirez attracts too many sponsors to fit on his boxing trunks

Jose Ramirez attracts too many sponsors to fit on his boxing trunks

Central California's Jose Ramirez has become such a popular sports figure near his home base that he routinely sells out the Fresno arena for his fights.

Now, the unbeaten super-lightweight from Avenal has attracted so many sponsors that his boxing trunks can no longer accommodate another patch.

"We've added a multiyear national sponsorship from [Dodge] Ram trucks," Ramirez's manager/agent, Rick Mirigian, told The Times on Friday.

When alerted of the situation, Ramirez's veteran fight promoter, Bob Arum, suggested to Mirigian that Ramirez "bring two pairs of trunks," to Saturday's HBO pay-per-view opening bout against Denver's Manny Perez....

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