Ramirez and three other local boxers held a public workout in North Fresno on Friday. The Avenal native is a perfect 8-0 in his young career with 6 KOs. He'll take on Jesus "Chino" Selig who's from Mexico and has a record of 16-2 including 10 Knockouts. His promoter says more than 6,000 tickets have already been sold.
The Olympian continues to be a champion in and out of the ring. Not only is he worrying about his boxing career, he's also managing his time to fight for more water -- especially on the west side of the Valley. Ramirez is on the board of the Latino Water Coalition, so I asked him why he's choosing to put such a burden on himself -- so early in his career.
"Because fighting for the water is also fighting for my family and for the future, for the people that I know, the people that I love. Coming out of Avenal, it's a small community where there's a lot of immigrants and first generation kids, like myself. Living in Avenal, so that means a lot to me to support them and not leave them behind," said Ramirez.