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World Champion boxer and Olympian visits Mt. Vista

For The Madera Tribune

Alexsa Santos, a student at Mountain Vista, holds an autographed poster of Jose Ramirez she won in a raffle during Ramirez’s visit Tuesday.


Former Light Welterweight Champion Jose Ramirez visited Mountain Vista Continuation High School to share his inspiring story with students on Tuesday.

Ramirez talked about his humble beginnings as an at-risk student from a farm-working family and how he overcame adversity both in the classroom by attending college and in the sport of boxing. Ramirez’s visit aims to inspire students to overcome their own challenges and pursue their dreams.

Ramirez held the WBC title from 2018 to May 2021 and the WBO title from 2019 to May 2021. As an amateur, he was the number one rated WBC lightweight boxer in the United States and represented the U.S. at the 2012 London Olympics.



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