“I Couldn’t Be More Prepared” – Josh Taylor Reveals His Mindset for the Jose Ramirez Fight

Published 05/20/2021, 10:30 AM EDT


On May 22nd, the stout super-lightweights, Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez will lock horns with each other. The duo is all charged up to box each other for the undisputed 140-pound championship.

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In a pre-fight interview, the Scottish boxer, Josh Taylor, spoke to Seconds Out. In the chat, he revealed his mindset for the biggest, perhaps the most awaited fight of his career.

“I’m nice and relaxed. Listen, I’m totally relaxed about this week. I couldn’t be any more prepared, any more mentally and physically prepared. I’ve prepared the best of my ability so I’m nice relaxed, not wasting any energy and thinking about the fighting thing. It’s just another day at the office on Saturday,” said Taylor.

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Taylor made himself viable for this undisputed title fight after claiming a thrilling KO win over Apinun Khongsong in September 2020. Prior to this, he had a string of wins that made him one top-notch talent in the super-lightweight roster.

That said, Taylor is now ready to roar inside the squared circle this weekend. And he’s left no stones unturned in his preparations for the same.

Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez – a clash of the titans

Both Taylor and Ramirez rank among the biggest names of their division. The pair have repeatedly proven their class, but their sole aim lies in capturing all the belts at their weight class.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 18: Josh Taylor of Scotland after beating 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)

That said, more than anyone else, Taylor and Ramirez will be keen to give each other a stern in-ring test.

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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)

As they seek to become undisputed, both the pugilists will look to bring in their A-game into this battle, thereby treating their fans to an engaging war on Saturday.

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Who will you be rooting for in this contest?

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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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