By Barry Holbrook: /WBC light welterweight champion Jose Ramirez (25-0, 17 KOs) has signed a multi-year extension with his promoters at Top Rank, according to . The move by Ramirez could potentially make it difficult for him to get fights against other top fighters not signed with his promoters.

Ramirez, 27, recently defeated WBO 14 pound champion Maurice Hooker by a sixth round knockout on July 27 in a unification fight in Arlington, . Ramirez, who usually fights on , came over to to face Hooker. In a grueling fight, Ramirez backed him up against the ropes, and took him out with a storm of shots in the sixth.

If possible, Ramirez wants to fight the winner of the World Super Series 140 pound tournament between Regis Prograis an Josh Taylor

Ramirez wants Prograis in late 2019

Jose Ramirez

Ramirez needs to improve to beat the elite at 140


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