“He Did Apologize”- Jose Ramirez Reveals His Conversation with Josh Taylor, After Suffering the Loss

Published 05/23/2021, 3:24 AM EDT
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – JULY 27: Jose Ramirez celebrates his TKO against Maurice Hooker during their WBO & WBC Junior Welterweight World Championship fight at College Park Center on July 27, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


26-1 as a pro, Jose Ramirez, who suffered the first loss of his boxing career against Josh Taylor, bid goodbye to his WBC and WBO belts. However, the bad blood between both men no longer prevails. The duo had a heated build-up to the fight.

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However, it was all respect after the fight. Taylor went ahead to his opponent and expressed his gratitude, and Ramirez reciprocated his gesture.

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In the post-fight interview, ‘Jaguar’ shed light on his interaction with Josh Taylor after their in-ring battle.

“He did what I was expecting him to do, you know. That’s show respect, and he showed respect. That’s all he did. He showed respect he showed that was being a competitor throughout the week and he wanted to win so bad that he wanted to get in my mind. But he did apologize because he came to find out that my family was, my son was around,” said Jose Ramirez.

Taylor has also revealed that the only reason he trash-talked his opponent was to hype their recent fight. In his post-fight speech, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ praised the Mexican-American boxer for his efforts. While the first encounter saw both men give their best, it further leaves the door open for a rematch.

Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez- What’s next for them?

The recent Top Rank headliner can drive both men into different zones ahead. While a move up the welterweight division would be alluring for Taylor, he can also choose to defend his titles at 140 lbs. Meanwhile, Jose Ramirez will look forward to returning to the win column.

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On bagging a win, the former world champion can look to regain his lost crown. But a lot of it would depend on how Josh Taylor reacts after the big win. He can rightly influence the championship picture at both- super lightweight and welterweight.

Thus, only time can reveal what’s next for both men.

Do you think Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez will lock horns in a rematch?

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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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