Finally, WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez and former world champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol will take place at the MGM Grand Conference Center Saturday, Aug. 29. This is the re-arranged re-arranged (yes – 3rd attempt) fight that has twice been cancelled by the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Jose has stayed in the gym with his great trainer, Robert Garcia, throughout the pandemic,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “I have no doubt we will see the best version of Jose Ramirez, a wonderful young man and one of the world’s best fighters. He will need to be on his game because Postol is a worthy contender who has proven himself at the world-class level.”
“I’m excited to finally be back. It’s always an honor stepping into the ring, fighting a guy like Postol and defending my belts,” Ramirez said. “God knows that my goal is to become the undisputed champion, and this gets me one step closer to my goal.”
Postol said, “I’m just looking forward to fighting. I’m coming to win those world titles. I have been training since this fight was first announced, so I’m focused and ready to go.”