‘Do it for Scotland’: Tyson Fury Backs Josh Taylor to Beat Jose Ramirez

Published 05/21/2021, 3:00 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Josh Taylor celebrates victory over Regis Prograis during the World Boxing Super Series Super-Lightweight Ali Trophy Final at The O2 Arena on October 26, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)


Josh Taylor, 30, will put his WBA and IBF 140 lbs titles on the line to unify them with Jose Ramirez’s WBC and WBO straps in their upcoming collision on May 22. It will be the biggest matchup of the super lightweight division, putting two undefeated champions against each other in their prime.

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Meanwhile, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has shed his opinion on the fight and has favored his continental native Josh Taylor to win. Hailing from the United Kingdom, Taylor and Fury are the undefeated title holders of their respective weight classes.

Hence ‘The Gypsy King’ has backed ‘The Tartan Tornado’ to emerge victorious this weekend. He has turned to social media to pour his love and respect for Josh Taylor. Tyson Fury shared a picture of Josh Taylor from his official Twitter handle and wrote, “Do it for Scotland, Freedom.”

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Meanwhile, Taylor has also claimed of taking a few valuable pieces of advice from Fury. While he is aware of the challenge that Ramirez can bring, Taylor has consulted about the fight with heavyweight champion and seems to have found some interesting solutions. Speaking with bonuscodebets.co.uk, Josh Taylor addressed the situation and has praised Tyson Fury.

“He’s been giving me little bits of advice, stuff he thinks I could do, and things that could work in the fight. He’s been giving me some really good bits of advice,” said Taylor.

Hence, the world titlists can soon be the undisputed title holders of their divisions and can rightly boast themselves as the best boxers.

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On bagging a win, Taylor will not only be a cash cow at the 140 lbs but can also aim for lucrative fights at the welterweight division (147 lbs). The winner of the fight would be eligible to challenge Terence Crawford or Errol Spence Jr for the welterweight golds.

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Hence, it would be a must-win situation for Taylor. Additionally, he is considered to be a more technical puncher than Ramirez. With the world titles and their undefeated records at stake, both men seem to unleash an intriguing collision. And only time will determine the better pugilist between them.

Who do you see winning? Taylor or 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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