If Ramirez wins his 10-round super lightweight bout, the Avenal native will move on to fight for the WBC world title.
Adding to the intrigue: Ramirez would then fight junior welterweight contender Amir Imam (20-1, 17 KOs) of Albany, N.Y.
And by the way, Imam has been added to the undercard of Saturday’s Top Rank/ESPN card in Fresno and will face Johnny Garcia (19-5-1, 11 KOs).
Imam is represented by Hall of Fame promoter Don King.
Ramirez (20-0, 15 KOs), rated No. 3 by the WBC and No. 5 by the WBO at 140 pounds, last fought in May, scoring a second-round technical knockout over Jake Giuriceo in Reno. Reed (23-0, 12 KOs), a 24-year-old southpaw who says he doesn’t hold Ramirez in high regard, is ranked No. 10 by the WBO.
Former world champion Terence Crawford moved up to 147, relinquising his four world titles in the super lightweight division.
Fight for Water 7
Bouts scheduled at Save Mart Center for Nov. 11, 2017
Welterweight (8 rounds): Juan Ruiz (20-0, 12 KOs) vs. Alexander Besputin (7-0, 5 KOs)
Super featherweight (10 rounds): Andy Vences (19-0, 11 KOs) vs. TBA
Super lightweight (8 rounds): Maxim Dadashev (8-0, 7 KOs) vs. Clarence Booth (15-3, 8 KOs)
Super lightweight (8 rounds): Arnold Barboza Jr. (17-0, 6 KOs) vs. Dario Ferman (14-3, 11 KOs)
Featherweight (6 rounds): Vislan Dalkhave (9-0, 2 KOs) vs. Fernando Fuentes (13-7-1, 4 KOs)
Middleweight (6 rounds): Quilisto Madera (7-0, 4 KOs) vs. Even Torres (6-5, 5 KOs)
Lightweight (4 rounds): Bryan Lua (1-0) vs. TBA
Tickets: $33-$150 at the Save Mart Center box office and select Save Mart Supermarkets or www.ticketmaster.com