Wonderful® Pistachios, long-time supporter of championship boxer Jose Ramirez, is sponsoring him in the ring once again as he faces Josh Taylor on May 22 for the junior welterweight unification title. If victorious, Ramirez would become the first Mexican American junior welterweight boxing champion and only the second undisputed junior welterweight champion of the four-belt era. The main event fight will take place at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+) on May 22, 2021 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT.
Ramirez, a Central California native and son of agricultural workers, partnered with Wonderful to ensure farm workers were supported during the pandemic. On March 22, Ramirez addressed employees at the Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds plant and orchards in Lost Hills, CA, encouraging them to fight COVID-19 by getting vaccinated. On April 16, he received his first vaccination at the Wonderful Health & Wellness clinic in Delano, CA, sharing videos and photos from his appointment.
On March 22, Ramirez addressed employees at the Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds plant and orchards in Lost Hills, CA, encouraging them to get vaccinated.
On May 22, Ramirez will enter the ring wearing the Wonderful Pistachios logo on his shorts, with additional branded gear being worn by his team during the fight.
“Now that I’m fully vaccinated, it’s a big lift off of my shoulders as I head into the biggest fight of my life because I know I’ve done my part to keep myself, my family and my community safe,” said Ramirez, 2012 Olympian and Unified World Champion. “I dedicate this fight to the farm workers in California’s Central Valley because they’re the true heroes who maintained our food supply in a safe and steady way during this hard time. And thank you to Wonderful Pistachios for continuing to support my dreams in the ring and in my community.”
More than 86 percent of The Wonderful Company employees in California’s Central Valley have now been vaccinated, as the company helped ensure Central Valley communities have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
On April 16, Ramirez received his first vaccination at the Wonderful Health & Wellness clinic in Delano, CA.
These efforts will be showcased in an upcoming instalment of the ESPN docuseries “Blood, Sweat, and Tears,” which will feature a look at Ramirez’s life leading up to the fight. Ramirez vs. Taylor (Part 1) airs May 9 on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. PT, with Part 2 debuting on May 16 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
Wonderful Health & Wellness clinics in Delano and in Lost Hills, CA are open to anyone 16 and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule a free appointment, call 661-720-2660.