Alex Arthur Feels Josh Taylor Could Make the Jose Ramirez Fight ‘Easy For Himself’

Published 05/18/2021, 9:00 PM CDT
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 18: Josh Taylor of Scotland celebrates as he beats Ivan Baranchyk of Russia on points during the WBSS Super Lightweight Semi Final IBF World Championship fight at the Muhammad Ali Trophy Semi-Finals – World Boxing Super Series Fight Night at The SSE Hydro on May 18, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)


This weekend, Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez will headline the main event. The pair will enter a cosmic showdown against each other for the undisputed super-lightweight championship. This fight is one of the most high-voltage encounters of 2021 and it has captivated everyone’s attention for obvious reasons.

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Fans and fighters have already distinguished themselves ahead of this clash. Also, enormous boxers have picked their favorite from this fight and have given a prediction too.

Recently, the former Scottish boxer, Alex Arthur, spoke about this fight and picked his favorite from Ramirez and Taylor.

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Talking to Edinburgh News, he said, “Josh could make this fight very easy for himself. He could totally outbox Ramirez because I actually don’t think he’s that good. Ramirez is very limited in what he can offer, he’s got poor balance, his variety isn’t great.

“But he’s got a big heart, great stamina, and will throw loads of punches, particularly in the last round,” (h/t Boxing Scene)

Ramirez is definitely strong on paper compared to Taylor. He boasts an immaculate track record of 26 wins and 0 losses. Moreover, the ‘Jaguar’s offensive approach in the game has helped him attain 17 T/KO wins.

However, Arthur picked his fellow countryman to win this fight hassle-free. Moving further, he even asserted that this fight will go the distance and Taylor will this via points. The clash between Taylor and Ramirez has one of the best at the 140-pound landscape. Also, this fight plays an extremely pivotal role in shaping up both the pugilists’ legacies from hereon.

Alex Arthur wishes to see Josh Taylor move up to welterweight after this fight

Alex Arthur felt that once ‘The Tartan Tornado’ beats Ramirez, then realistically there’s no one else whom he could fight at this weight class.

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That said, he wishes to see Taylor notch up in the welterweight division, and subsequently fight the best at that weight class.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 28: Josh Taylor is shown after his super lightweight fight against Alfonso Olvera at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taylor won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Regardless of anyone’s opinions, Taylor will firstly look to overpower Jose Ramirez this weekend. Moving further, he’ll look to take a calculated decision on molding his career after this epic bout.

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What do you draw off Alex Arthur’s comments? Would you like to see Taylor compete in the welterweight division?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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