Canelo Alvarez, Rey Mysterio, and Others Make Their Pick for Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez

Published 05/22/2021, 4:01 AM EDT


The 140 lbs title unification battle between Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez is arguably one of the biggest boxing showdowns of 2021. The light-welterweight title bout has been the most talked-about-fight for years.

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While it is finally booked for May 22, the matchup has split the entire combat world into two halves. Both Taylor and Ramirez, who have their believers on board, have received support from every corner of the world. Starting from world champion boxers to actors, and WWE stars to elite trainers, everyone has made their pick for the battle.

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Hence, only an in-ring collision can settle the doubts at this stage. Ramirez, 26-0, currently holds the WBC and WBA belts. Meanwhile, 17-0 as a pro, Taylor, has the WBO and IBF titles. The winner of the fight will leave with all four belts on their shoulder.

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Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez- Prediction And Pick

The P4P King, Canelo Alvarez, has expressed his support for the compatriot. He even billed ‘Jaguar’ as the pride of their country. Other prominent names backing Jose Ramirez included the WBC super featherweight champion Oscar Valdez, WWE star Rey Mysterio, actor Mario Lopez, and skateboarder ‘P-Rod’.

Meanwhile, Josh Taylor also had legit support on his corner. Former boxers in Carl Frampton and Ricky Hatton have expressed support towards ‘The Tartan Tornado’. Moreover, WWE star Drew McIntyre, soccer star Andrew Robertson, and actor Packy Lee have favored the Scot to win. Akin to them, Tyson Fury has also backed Josh Taylor.

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Besides crowing an undisputed champion, the upcoming title unification will also help to craft the road ahead for several other matchups. Starting from mandatory title defenses to a shot at the 147 lbs gold, the winner will receive a lot.

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Furthermore, it will also see someone’s undefeated tag go away. Hence, Taylor vs Ramirez appears to be an intriguing collision as two fighters in their prime will step through the ropes for a high-stakes boxing match.

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Who do you see winning? Josh Taylor or Jose Ramirez?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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