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JULIAN RAMIREZ: "I'M COMING FOR THE KNOCKOUT...PEOPLE WANT TO SEE AGGRESSIVE FIGHTS"

By Percy Crawford | October 24, 2012
JULIAN RAMIREZ:

"I don't know much about my opponent. I just know that he is from San Antonio and he's coming to fight. I'm coming for the knockout. I'm trying to get fans in San Antonio. I'm coming fully prepared and strong. I'm ready. I'm a young kid and I'm just like anybody else. I work hard in the gym and I try to make my fans happy. The boxing people want to see aggressive fights. I come aggressive, but at the same time, I got skills and I try to please the crowd," stated featherweight prospect Julian Ramirez, who talked about his upcoming fight this weekend against Steve Gutierrez. Check it out!

PC: Julian, you have a big fight coming up on Saturday. How much do you know about him and what can we expect from you?

JR: I don't know much about my opponent. I just know that he is from San Antonio and he's coming to fight. I'm coming for the knockout. I'm trying to get fans in San Antonio. I'm coming fully prepared and strong. I'm ready. I'm a young kid and I'm just like anybody else. I work hard in the gym and I try to make my fans happy. The boxing people want to see aggressive fights. I come aggressive, but at the same time, I got skills and I try to please the crowd.

PC: Texas has been known for some screwy things in boxing. Do you feel like you have to get a knockout in his backyard or do you think you can get a fair shake if it goes the distance?

JR: Yeah, wellÂ…I think judges are the same anywhere. You have good judges and you have bad judges. I'd rather not leave it to the judges. I'm going to try and get the knockout, but if I don't get the knockout, I'm going to try and dominate my opponent. I got family in San Antonio, so I'm trying to make them proud too, you know?

PC: What's the story behind the cowboy hat that you wear?

JR: Well my mom's side of the family is from the ranch in Mexico and my great grandfather, he is still alive and he's always worn that hat, and he gave it to me and he wanted me to wear it. So I wear it and it's like my good luck charm right there.

PC: And you now have your uncle back in your corner, who is the late, great Genaro Hernandez's brother. How did you guys reunite?

JR: Well, my uncle, we were training together throughout the tournaments and stuff and he had a job because he has a big family, so he had to work more hours. I was still an amateur and he was like, "Right now, we can't work because I am too busy." Now it's a little different and he has more time and we are training hard. Me and him have a good bond. We have a lot of trust and we work together good, so it's just one of those relationships where we trainer and boxer; we work good.

PC: He's never been stopped and only one of your opponents has seen the final bell. Do you feel you can stop a guy who has never been knocked out?

JR: I don't know; hopefully. If he could last all 6 rounds, I give him credit. I have been sparring 10 rounds and I'm going to come ready. I'm strong and I'm in shape, so if he could last 6 rounds I'm going to give him all the respect in the world.

PC: This will be your fifth fight this year. Would you like to get another one in before the year is out after Saturday night?

JR: They want to try to sneak in 2 more fights by the end of the year, but whatever my manager, Joel De La Hoya, says, I'm cool with.

PC: I wish you the best of luck on Saturday night my man. Is there anything else you want to say in closing?

JR: No. Just tune in on Saturday night to Solo Boxeo and hopefully I make some fans in San Antonio!



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