In a career spanning 16 years and 11 months, Jose Luis Ramirez fought 111 times with 102 wins and 9 losses. By his last professional fight on March 24, 1990, Ramirez' boxing record stood at 102-9 (82 KO wins, 1 KO loss).
Jose Luis Ramirez is a retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico on December 3, 1958. Ramirez made his professional boxing debut at the age of 14 on March 25, 1973. He is a former lightweight world champion. He is 64 years old, and will be turning 65 in 9 months and 29 days.
|Total Title Wins||2|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||2|
|Losses via KO||1|
|111||Mar 24, 1990||31||Juan Martin Coggi||Loss||UD|
|110||Aug 20, 1989||30||Pernell Whitaker||Loss||UD|
|109||Mar 10, 1989||30||Juan Minaya||Win||DQ|
|108||Oct 29, 1988||29||Julio César Chávez||Loss||TD|
|107||Mar 12, 1988||29||Pernell Whitaker||Win||SD|
|106||Dec 19, 1987||29||John Rafuse||Win||TKO4|
|105||Oct 10, 1987||28||Cornelius Boza-Edwards||Win||KO5|
|104||Jul 19, 1987||28||Terrence Alli||Win||UD|
|103||May 25, 1987||28||Steve Mitchell||Win||KO5|
|102||May 12, 1987||28||Roger Brown||Win||TKO7|
|101||Apr 16, 1987||28||David Taylor||Win||PTS|
|100||Mar 27, 1987||28||Efrain Nieves||Win||TKO3|
|99||Dec 8, 1986||28||John Sinegal||Win||TKO2|
|98||Oct 25, 1986||27||Charlie Brown||Win||UD|
|97||Sep 15, 1986||27||Nick Parker||Win||TKO6|
|96||Aug 10, 1985||26||Hector Camacho||Loss||UD|
|95||Jun 6, 1985||26||Manuel Hernandez||Win||UD|
|94||Mar 13, 1985||26||J.T. Walker||Win||TKO4|
|93||Nov 3, 1984||25||Edwin Rosario||Win||TKO4|
|92||Jun 2, 1984||25||Martin Quiroz||Win||UD|
|91||May 11, 1984||25||Hector Medina||Win||TKO4|
|90||Dec 30, 1983||25||Victor Kelly||Win||TKO3|
|89||Nov 4, 1983||24||Manuel Sanchez||Win||TKO3|
|88||Oct 7, 1983||24||Joe Gallardo||Win||KO2|
|87||May 1, 1983||24||Edwin Rosario||Loss||UD|
|86||Feb 26, 1983||24||Jose Cebreros||Win||KO3|
|85||Nov 26, 1982||23||Frankie Moultrie||Win||KO3|
|84||Oct 23, 1982||23||Ramon Avitia||Win||KO6|
|83||Oct 1, 1982||23||Francisco Delgado||Win||KO4|
|82||Sep 10, 1982||23||Rigoberto Ruiz||Win||KO5|
|81||Aug 28, 1982||23||Ernesto Herrera||Win||TKO4|
|80||Jun 25, 1982||23||Ricardo Peralta||Win||TKO6|
|79||May 8, 1982||23||Jorge Morales||Win||PTS|
|78||Mar 19, 1982||23||Benjamin Abarca||Win||KO3|
|77||Oct 23, 1981||22||Benjamin Abarca||Win||KO6|
|76||Aug 28, 1981||22||Jose Luis Soberanes||Win||PTS|
|75||Jul 19, 1981||22||Ray Mancini||Loss||UD|
|74||May 10, 1981||22||Ezequiel Cocoa Sanchez||Win||UD|
|73||Apr 9, 1981||22||Celso Limon||Win||KO1|
|72||Feb 27, 1981||22||Abdul Bey||Win||KO3|
|71||Feb 7, 1981||22||Ernesto Garfias||Win||TKO7|
|70||Nov 14, 1980||21||Alexis Argüello||Loss||SD|
|69||Oct 11, 1980||21||Vicente Mijares||Win||TKO6|
|68||Aug 23, 1980||21||Dario De Jesus||Win||TKO1|
|67||Aug 10, 1980||21||Manuel Sanchez||Win||TKO6|
|66||Jul 10, 1980||21||Jesus Cuate Lara||Win||KO7|
|65||Jun 19, 1980||21||Rafael Nunez||Win||KO1|
|64||Mar 21, 1980||21||German Cuello||Win||KO8|
|63||Feb 3, 1980||21||Jose Torres||Win||KO5|
|62||Dec 19, 1979||21||Eric Bonilla||Win||TKO4|
|61||Nov 26, 1979||20||Ignacio Campos||Win||TKO12|
|60||Nov 11, 1979||20||Joe Gallardo||Win||KO4|
|59||Sep 28, 1979||20||Jose Luis Castillo||Win||PTS|
|58||Aug 20, 1979||20||Ignacio Campos||Win||TKO7|
|57||Jul 27, 1979||20||Antonio Nava||Win||PTS|
|56||Jul 8, 1979||20||Adrian Estrella||Win||KO7|
|55||Jun 15, 1979||20||Humberto Gutiérrez||Win||KO9|
|54||Apr 6, 1979||20||Saul Montana||Win||KO7|
|53||Mar 7, 1979||20||Julio Nava||Win||KO3|
|52||Feb 2, 1979||20||Aurelio Muniz||Win||TKO9|
|51||Dec 1, 1978||19||Cesar Savinon||Win||TKO2|
|50||Oct 20, 1978||19||David Bernal||Win||KO3|
|49||Sep 1, 1978||19||Leonardo Bermudez||Win||PTS|
|48||Jul 21, 1978||19||Salvador Torres||Win||TKO3|
|47||Jul 7, 1978||19||Bobo Gonzalez||Win||KO2|
|46||Jun 23, 1978||19||Chito Felix||Win||KO3|
|45||Apr 28, 1978||19||Rubén Olivares||Loss||TKO2|
|44||Feb 17, 1978||19||Ramon Peraza||Win||KO3|
|43||Feb 3, 1978||19||Henry Jacobo||Win||KO4|
|42||Jan 7, 1978||19||Joe Gallardo||Win||KO7|
|41||Dec 7, 1977||19||Camilo Ibarra||Win||KO7|
|40||Aug 1, 1977||18||Aurelio Muniz||Win||PTS|
|39||Jul 7, 1977||18||Hector Munoz||Win||KO7|
|38||Jun 29, 1977||18||Carlos Ulloa||Win||KO1|
|37||Jun 17, 1977||18||Nexae Macias||Win||TKO1|
|36||Apr 12, 1977||18||Rolando Martinez||Win||KO1|
|35||Feb 11, 1977||18||Ramon Peraza||Win||PTS|
|34||Nov 15, 1976||17||Jesus Cuate Lara||Win||KO4|
|33||Nov 5, 1976||17||Jose Delgado||Win||TKO5|
|32||Sep 27, 1976||17||Jose Delgado||Win||KO3|
|31||Sep 13, 1976||17||Elio Hernandez||Win||TKO3|
|30||Aug 6, 1976||17||Rosendo Ramirez||Win||TKO5|
|29||Jun 7, 1976||17||Javier Rios||Win||KO1|
|28||May 17, 1976||17||Ray Esparza||Win||TKO4|
|27||Feb 13, 1976||17||Frankie Crawford||Win||TKO7|
|26||Oct 1, 1975||16||Lorenzo Maldonaldo||Win||KO3|
|25||Aug 15, 1975||16||Cono Lopez||Win||KO5|
|24||Jun 18, 1975||16||Nino Gonzalez||Win||PTS|
|23||May 21, 1975||16||Ernesto Castillo||Win||KO2|
|22||Apr 30, 1975||16||Sergio Enriquez||Loss||PTS|
|21||Apr 18, 1975||16||Jose Luis Lizarraga||Win||KO3|
|20||Mar 21, 1975||16||Pajaro Morales||Win||KO2|
|19||Jul 16, 1974||15||Pajaro Morales||Win||KO5|
|18||Jun 14, 1974||15||Solomon Tapia||Win||PTS|
|17||May 17, 1974||15||Enrique Torres||Win||KO3|
|16||May 12, 1974||15||Jose Gonzalez||Win||KO1|
|15||May 7, 1974||15||Rudy Sanchez||Win||KO2|
|14||Apr 5, 1974||15||Gustavo Guerrero||Win||PTS|
|13||Mar 29, 1974||15||Indio Huicosa||Win||KO2|
|12||Mar 16, 1974||15||Mario Fortanel||Win||KO3|
|11||Oct 30, 1973||14||Alberto Perez||Win||KO5|
|10||Oct 10, 1973||14||Indio Huicosa||Win||PTS|
|9||Sep 20, 1973||14||Jesse Torres||Win||KO1|
|8||Aug 30, 1973||14||Gustavo Guerrero||Win||TKO5|
|7||Aug 15, 1973||14||Lino Munoz||Win||KO3|
|6||Aug 1, 1973||14||Delfino Mendoza||Win||PTS|
|5||Jul 12, 1973||14||Delfino Mendoza||Win||KO1|
|4||May 15, 1973||14||Chuy Lopez||Win||KO3|
|3||Apr 29, 1973||14||Roberto Navarrette||Win||KO1|
|2||Apr 15, 1973||14||Noe Morales||Win||KO1|
|1||Mar 25, 1973||14||Mario Amparan||Win||TKO6|
Jose Luis Ramirez' professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 1973 to 1990.
Ramirez made his debut against Mario Amparan at the age of 14 on March 25, 1973, defeating Amparan via 6th round TKO. He went on to win 20 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 16 wins via stoppage.
Ramirez had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on May 1, 1983 after 86 professional fights, against Edwin Rosario for the WBC (vacant) title. He lost to Rosario via 12 round unanimous decision.
Ramirez has won two world titles at lightweight. For all the details about Ramirez' world title wins and defenses refer to "Jose Luis Ramirez World Titles".
Some of Ramirez' best fights and notable victories include wins over Edwin Rosario, Cornelius Boza-Edwards, J.T. Walker, John Rafuse, Joe Gallardo, Manuel Sanchez, and Victor Kelly.
Jose Luis Ramirez had a total of nine losses in his professional boxing career — five of them in title bouts and four in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Sergio Enriquez via 10 round PTS on April 30, 1975, which ended his 21-fight win streak. He has been stopped once and lost eight times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Jose Luis Ramirez' losses".
His last professional fight was on March 24, 1990 against Juan Martin Coggi for Coggi's super-lightweight WBA title. Ramirez lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision. It's been 32 years, 10 months, and 11 days since this fight.
Ramirez retired from professional boxing with a record of 102-9, which included 82 knockout wins and 1 loss via knockout, and 2 title wins.
Jose Luis Ramirez fought a total of 111 times during his professional career. These three fights are the highlight of his career.
The first remarkable big fight in Jose Luis Ramirez' career. A 21-year old Ramirez (67-2, 57 KO) faced Alexis Argüello on November 14, 1980. Argüello was 28 years old with a record of 64-5. Argüello was on a eight-fight win streak with 53 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 8 cms and also had a 13 cm reach advantage over Ramirez.
Argüello defeated Ramirez via 10 round split-decision.
In a rematch, a 25-year old Jose Luis Ramirez (87-5, 73 KO) faced an undefeated Edwin Rosario, who was now 21 years old with a record of 24-0. Rosario was on a 24-fight win streak with 21 KO wins. Ramirez was the taller of the two by 2 cms and also had a 1 cm reach advantage.
Ramirez defeated Rosario via 4th round TKO to win the WBC lightweight title. He handed Rosario the first loss of his career, and put an end to Rosario's 24-fight win streak.
A 28-year old Jose Luis Ramirez (98-6, 80 KO) faced Cornelius Boza-Edwards in a lightweight title defense fight.Ramirez defeated Boza-Edwards via 5th round KO to retain the WBC lightweight title.
Some of Ramirez' best wins were against Edwin Rosario, Cornelius Boza-Edwards, J.T. Walker, John Rafuse, Joe Gallardo, Manuel Sanchez, and Victor Kelly. Despite the loss, his performances against Alexis Argüello, Julio César Chávez, and Hector Camacho are also among Ramirez' best.
Ramirez knocked out 82 of his 111 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 73.9%. Of his total 102 wins, 82 of them were via KO (80.4%).
Ramirez had 9 losses. Juan Martin Coggi, Pernell Whitaker, Julio César Chávez, Hector Camacho, and Edwin Rosario are some of the boxers who have beaten Ramirez.