“I Just Got a Little Careless” – Jose Ramirez Reveals What Went Wrong Against Josh Taylor

Published 05/23/2021, 2:43 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 17: Jose Ramirez ( Red with white trunks ) defeats Amir Imam ( Black with white trunks ) by Unaimous Decision in their Super Lightweight Title fight at The Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


The showdown between Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor attracted every boxing lover’s attention. Many expected this fight to end early, but the duo boxed until the final bell, thus entertaining countless boxing fans. In this contest, the Scottish boxer rose to the occasion and came right on top with his performance, thus condemning Ramirez to his maiden professional defeat.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Reflecting on his loss, ‘Jaguar’ Ramirez opened to Fight Hub TV on what went wrong for him. He said, “You know, I think it was a great fight. I think I just got a little careless when it comes to the clinching.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“You know, I’ve always been a fighter who respects my craft and I try to do things as soon as possible. But I think my mistake was being too clean and I think he took advantages of some clinches and that was my mistake.”

‘Jaguar’ adopted an offensive approach right from the first bell of this thunderous bout. He struck Taylor with some astonishing shots in the initial few rounds and had his fair share of moments. However, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ scored two knockdowns in the fight. These two punches turned the tide in his favor.

Despite hitting the canvas, Ramirez regained a vertical base and took the bout until the very end. However, those knockdowns proved costly and hampered his performance.

Jose Ramirez – one of the best 140-pound fighters?

Despite a loss, Ramirez held his head high and took notes of the pros and cons of this fight. ‘Jaguar’ firmly believes these are some experiences one has to go through to be more determined in the next fights.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

That said, the 26-1 boxer still has a long pathway to trace in the game, and particularly his division. Ramirez, who is still one of the top-notch talents in the super-lightweight frame, will only look to get better from hereon.

Now, it remains to be seen when he makes his return to the squared circle. However, if he keeps his form, it may not be long before he is a champion again.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

What do you draw off ‘Jaguar’s above-mentioned comments?

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

1179 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT