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Welcome.. to Watch Josh Taylor is looking to make history for his home country. So is Jose Ramirez. The two will clash Saturday night for the undisputed junior welterweight championship, and though the two will have plenty of other incentives to win, both spoke about their ancestral pride this week. Here’s everything you need to know about Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez, including the odds, their records and a prediction on who will win.
For Taylor, he’s looking to become the first Scottish fighter to win an undisputed title in the four-belt era. Ken Buchanan went 61-8 with 27 KOs from 1965-82 and outpointed Ruben Navarro in 1971 to become the ruler at lightweight. Taylor, with a win vs. Ramirez, is looking to match that title of “undisputed.”
“This fight to me means the world,” Taylor said this week. “To become the first undisputed champion from Scotland in the four-belt era, it’s a massive piece of history. It really cements my name in British boxing history and Scottish boxing history as an all-time great. I’ve prepared so well and so hard for this fight and to achieve this.”
In what will surely be a monumental clash, Josh Taylor vs Jose Carlos Ramirez will square off in a world title unification bout on May 22nd in Las Vegas.
The two are both coming off lockdown victories. Taylor dealt with Apinun Khongsong in one round, while Ramirez outworked the experienced Viktor Postol over 12.
They’re always great entertainment value, providing us with a slew of explosive bouts through their respective careers.
They also bring a nice blend of styles which should make for a fascinating encounter. Ramirez brings no nonsense brawling to the table, while Taylor will most likely want to outbox his foe.
Nonetheless, let’s take a closer look at each fighter.
Now a household name in boxing, Taylor has been on an absolute tear ever since annihilating Ohara Davies in 2017.
Ramirez is an interesting opponent for him, as Taylor tends to mimic his opposite number’s tempo in the ring. Watching him keep up with the American’s breakneck pace will be quite a sight if he goes this route.
While the Tartan Tornado is no stranger to a slugfest, employing this tactic for 12 rounds against an opponent like Ramirez doesn’t seem very sensible. He has the head movement and underrated power, but there are certainly safer alternatives.
He needs to stay active whenever possible and gain Ramirez’s his respect early on. Ramirez has a deceptive reach advantage over Taylor, but without the superior jab to back it up. With careful use of footwork, Josh should be able to land straight shots effectively and escape the pocket when necessary.
One of his strongest assets is his body punching. While risky, working Ramirez’s body would also be a strong tactic in this fight to deplete his energy. Ramirez’s aggressive inside-fighting style will be massively hindered with the air driven out of his lungs.
While Taylor has the better resume of the duo, this is still probably his toughest fight to date. He’ll need to time his counterpunches carefully and make immaculate use of his footwork to be successful here.
He’s the more technically sound of the two, he just needs to avoid being bullied or smothered in a corner, where Ramirez excels.
Should Taylor emerge victorious in Sin City, he would become Scotland’s second undisputed champion, and first in 50 years.
Ken Buchanan created history in 1971 when he beat Ruben Navarro for the WBA and WBC lightweight tiles, and Taylor is looking to follow in his footsteps.
But he knows he will have to be at his best if he wishes to inflict a first professional defeat for Ramirez on Saturday night.
Here SunSport breaks down how the two compare ahead of the blockbuster bout.
Ramirez has age on his side as he is two years younger than Taylor, and he also is more experienced in the paid ranks having made his debut three years before the Tartan Tornado.
Unbeaten JCR, 28, has been involved in 26 fights – nine more than Taylor – with the California native winning all of his contests.
He has stopped 17 of his opponents before the final bell, thought he has recorded just one knockout win from his last five bouts.
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Taylor boasts a higher KO percentage of 76 per cent having blasted away 13 out of his 17 opponents, with three out of his last five fights going the distance.