LOS ANGELES – Wonderful® Pistachios, long-time supporter of championship boxer Jose Ramirez, is proud to sponsor him within the ring as soon as once more as he faces Josh Taylor on Could 22 for the junior welterweight unification title, Ramirez’s largest combat but. If victorious, Ramirez would change into the primary Mexican American junior welterweight boxing champion and solely the second undisputed junior welterweight champion of the four-belt period. The principle occasion combat will happen at The Theater at Virgin Lodges in Las Vegas and can be broadcast dwell on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+) on Could 22, 2021 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT.
Main as much as the combat, Ramirez, a Central California native from Kings County, and son of agricultural staff, partnered with Great to make sure farm staff have been supported throughout the pandemic. On March 22, Ramirez addressed workers on the Great Pistachios & Almonds plant and orchards in Misplaced Hills, Calif., encouraging them to hitch the combat towards COVID-19 by getting vaccinated. On April 16, the now-eligible hometown hero acquired his first vaccination on the Great Well being & Wellness clinic in Delano, Calif., sharing movies and photographs from his appointment with the neighborhood to additional encourage individuals to get the vaccine.
On Could 22, Ramirez will proudly enter the ring carrying the Great Pistachios emblem on his shorts, with further branded gear being worn by his workforce throughout the combat. The combat will even elevate consciousness for causes near Ramirez’s coronary heart.
“Now that I’m totally vaccinated, it’s an enormous elevate off of my shoulders as I head into the most important combat of my life as a result of I do know I’ve accomplished my half to maintain myself, my household and my neighborhood secure,” mentioned Jose Ramirez, 2012 Olympian and Unified World Champion. “I dedicate this combat to the farm staff in California’s Central Valley as a result of they’re the true heroes who’ve maintained our meals provide in a secure and regular manner throughout this tough time; thanks. And thanks to Great Pistachios for persevering with to help my goals within the ring and in my neighborhood.”
Greater than 86% of The Great Firm workers in California’s Central Valley have now been vaccinated, as the corporate helped guarantee Central Valley communities, who’ve usually been left behind, have entry to the COVID-19 vaccine. The partnership with Ramirez helped unfold the message.
These efforts can be showcased in an upcoming installment of the ESPN docuseries “Blood, Sweat, and Tears,” which is able to function a behind-the-scenes take a look at Ramirez’s life main as much as the combat, together with footage captured in his hometown. Ramirez vs. Taylor (Half 1) airs Could 9 on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. PT, with Half 2 debuting on Could 16 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
Great Well being & Wellness clinics in Delano and in Misplaced Hills, California, are open to anybody 16 and older to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. Anybody can schedule a free appointment by calling 661-720-2660.
Ramirez (26-0, 17 KO) first claimed WBC gold in 2018 by defeating Amir Imam and has efficiently defended the title 3 times (vs. Antonio Orozco, Jose Zepeda and Maurice Hooker). Most just lately, Jose Ramirez defeated Viktor Postal on Aug. 29, 2020, to retain his WBC/WBO junior welterweight titles in a combat the place Ramirez was additionally sponsored by Great Pistachios. Extra particulars about his combat stats can be found through Top Rank.
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Hyperlink to photographs of Jose Ramirez vaccination efforts: https://bit.ly/3fc8O2D
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