“I Was Surprised Ramirez Took the First Rounds” – Mauricio Sulaiman Opens Up on Josh Taylor’s Last Fight

Published 07/03/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
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)


In May 2021, Josh Taylor put on his career-best performance in the biggest fight of his life against Jose Ramirez. The duo fought for the undisputed super-lightweight championship and as expected, and both the fighters went all guns blazing against each other. However, in the end, it was the Scottish boxer who edged his fellow adversary with his stupendous skills that night.

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With his high-class performance, Taylor hooked in millions of fans and boxing bigwigs. He shook everyone with his daunting approach that night, including the WBC President, Mauricio Sulaiman.

That said, recently, the latter interacted with Behind The Gloves. Here, he spoke 0n Josh Taylor and his stint against Jose Ramirez.

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“Josh Taylor is a tremendous fighter. Long associated with the WBC. He was an international champion, the silver champion then he won the world boxing super series in a great fight against Prograis and with this final unification with Ramirez.

“I was there at the fight. I was surprised Ramirez took the first rounds with power and took the fight to him. It seemed like Ramirez was going to be overpowering Taylor, and then what a turn of events and what a sensational performance,” he said.

The fight didn’t go well for Taylor in the initial rounds. But as he decoded Ramirez’s style, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ began with his assault.

With his offensive approach, Taylor knocked Ramirez down twice in the fight and turned the contest in his favor. That said, he scored one of his most gratifying career wins that night and pinned himself as one of the hotshots in the sport.

Josh Taylor – The modern era boxing legend?

With a win over Ramirez, Taylor not only improved his professional boxing record to 18 wins. But he also claimed all the super-lightweight titles on the line.

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Taylor is one of the most accomplished fighters of recent times, and he’s bound to have the attention of the fight fans. He still has a long career to trace and with the momentum he’s currently in, it’s safe to admit that he’s the modern era boxing legend.

It’ll be intriguing to see how he elevates his career from hereon.

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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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