Welterweight contender Abel Ramos and his nephew, rising welterweight star Jesús Ramos, mentioned their household’s bond by boxing whereas previewing their upcoming respective showdowns happening Saturday, Could 1 FOX Sports activities PBC Pay-Per-View undercard motion from Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California.
Abel Ramos will step in to face former world champion Omar “Panterita” Figueroa within the co-main occasion of the pay-per-view. On the identical time, Jesús Ramos will battle Javier “El Intocable” Molina in a welterweight attraction that kicks off the pay-per-view at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Abel and Jesús are educated by Abel’s brother and Jesús’ father, Jesús Ramos Sr. of their hometown of Casa Grande, Arizona. Each have spoken effusively about how coaching alongside a member of the family, and a fighter at a special level of their profession, assist push them throughout camp.
“It’s nice working with Abel,” stated Jesús. “We each have the identical aim, which is to win on Could 1. If I’m ever drained, I look to Abel and know that I’ve to maintain pushing. I’m all the time in a position to ask him for recommendation, and we assist one another so much.”
“It’s nice coaching with a younger, hungry fighter like Jesús,” stated Abel. “We feed off of one another’s vitality, and there’s a number of competitiveness after we practice. I believe that’s an excellent factor for each of us.”
Each Abel and Jesús have identified since Jesús was little that this was a path the youthful Ramos would finally stroll. For Jesús, he’s all the time used Abel as his inspiration to assist get him the place he’s at this time.
“Deep down, I all the time knew he’d get into boxing,” stated Abel. “He was in any respect of my fights when he was youthful, and he all the time confirmed an curiosity within the sport.”
“Abel is the man that I’ve seemed as much as since I used to be a bit of child,” stated Jesús. “I watched him field from a really younger age and have discovered so much from him. Seeing him do it has all the time impressed me. He’s all the time taken robust fights, and that’s inspiring too. He’s performed an enormous function in getting me to the place I’m at this time.”
Whereas the 20-year-old Jesús is taken into account a younger up-and-comer within the sport, who will probably be taking up his hardest take a look at Could 1 in Javier Molina, Abel believes that his nephew will present knowledge past his years on this battle.
“Individuals assume as a result of Jesús is younger that he doesn’t have expertise, however that’s the place they’re mistaken,” stated Abel. “At a really younger age, he displayed numerous the skills of a veteran fighter. He’s all the time had nice endurance, in addition to the power to assume within the ring. His ring IQ is actually excessive for his age.”
Forward of the 2 combating Ramos’ sharing the pay-per-view undercard on Could 1, here’s what Abel and Jesús needed to say about their coaching camp, their respective showdowns, and extra:
“We’re lower than three weeks away now, and each week I really feel stronger and extra prepared for Could 1. I’ve been sparring with a bunch of native fighters from Arizona who’re serving to put together me. The toughest half is but to return, however I’m simply specializing in the sport plan and executing the identical program that’s labored prior to now.
“It’s nice to be part of this occasion and present the followers the warrior mentality that us Mexican and Mexican-American fighters have. I can’t wait to placed on an awesome present! It’s motivating for me to showcase our warrior model, and it’s making me work my absolute hardest to offer my greatest on battle evening.
“I discovered so much from going through Yordenis Ugas. I went again and watched that battle, and I noticed some issues I can enhance on. It serves as motivation, nevertheless it additionally confirmed me that I belong there with the perfect within the division. I don’t really feel prefer it was a complete loss as a result of I discovered from it. However on this battle, I’m going to point out all of the enhancements I’ve made for the reason that Ugas battle.
“I watched Figueroa’s battle towards Ugas. However types make fights, and I believe my battle towards Figueroa will probably be totally different from what Figueroa and Ugas had. I anticipate far more motion once I face Omar.
“The vast majority of the sport plan is making ready for Figueroa to return ahead. We’re getting sparring companions that mimic what Figueroa does. Even once I’m engaged on the heavy bag, we’re retaining that in thoughts. I consistently think about somebody in entrance of me who I do know will throw numerous punches.
“On the finish of the day, I need the win by any means vital. I really like that individuals are anticipating an awesome battle from us, and I take advantage of that as motivation to organize myself for what I do know will probably be a grudge match.”
“All the things goes how we deliberate for on this coaching camp. It’s a grind seven days per week. I’m simply maintaining an excellent weight loss program and specializing in power and conditioning. We’re going 12 rounds in sparring, and I’m feeling prepared. I’m in nice form already, and we nonetheless have two and a half weeks to go. I’ve been sparring with my uncle Abel, Jorge Cota, and another native fighters from Arizona.
“I believe Molina has numerous expertise, which I do know he’ll attempt to use towards me. He’s a fighter with good pace. However when he fought Jose Pedraza, he struggled towards a southpaw. So, I would trigger him some issues there, however I’m additionally greater than Pedraza. I’m a legit welterweight.
“This battle is so near Cinco De Mayo; it is a enormous deal for me. There will probably be tons of occasions and festivities that week and to be part of all of that’s an honor. I need to characterize Mexico in one of the simplest ways that I can.
“A victory over Molina can be an enormous assertion. Lots of people are saying that he’s my hardest opponent thus far. And beating him will get me fights with some even greater names. However I’ve to beat Molina first.
“I’d like to get a knockout towards Molina. He’s confronted some robust fighters, and no one has been in a position to knock him out. But when I can’t get the knockout, then I need to dominate him and look good getting the win nonetheless I can.”