“I’ve Got Nothing but Love for Ramirez” – Josh Taylor Shares a Heartfelt Message for Jose Ramirez

Published 05/22/2021, 11:57 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)


Josh Taylor put on the performance of his life in one of the biggest boxing battles of all time. He overpowered his nemesis, Jose Ramirez, in a full-fledged 12-round boxing classic and claimed a thunderous unanimous decision win. With that, he also became the first-ever Scottish boxer to hold all the belts in the super-lightweight roster.

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Taylor, who shared a cosmic beef with Ramirez, offered some words of wisdom to him after they settled their differences in the squared circle.

He said, “I’ve got nothing but love for Ramirez. All this week, this week was no disrespect. It was all just part of the mind games to get inside his head, to make him more eager to jump on me, make him more aggressive, to use his aggression against him. We said that all week, in the buildup. We’re gonna use his aggression against him and that’s what we did.”

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The fight began well for ‘Jaguar’. He landed some of the most cracking shots on Taylor. In fact, there were a few moments in the fight wherein many thought Taylor wouldn’t survive until the last bell. Despite that, the Scottish boxing star defied the odds and took the fight until the very end.

He hammered Ramirez to the pulp and even scored two vicious knockdowns in the fight. Those knockdowns sealed the deal for ‘The Tartan Tornado’ and helped him become undisputed.

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With a win over Ramirez, Taylor strengthened his immaculate track record to 18-0. Furthermore, he snapped Ramirez’s unbeaten streak and cemented his legacy as the current best at his weight class.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Josh Taylor of United Kingdom celebrates after beating Ryan Martin of USA in the World Boxing Council Silver Super Lightweight Title bout during the Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals – World Boxing Super Series Fight Night at The SSE Hydro on November 3, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

This was Taylor’s most complete performance to date, and looking back, he can only be proud. As he is undisputed, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ has now opened himself for even bigger fights/opponents. That said, it’ll be interesting to see what’s next for him.

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What do you make of Taylor’s comments on Ramirez? On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate ‘The Tartan Tornado’s performance against Ramirez?

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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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