Jose Ramirez Acknowledges Josh Taylor’s Boxing Prowess: ‘The Guy That I’m Facing is Tough’

Published 05/15/2021, 5:00 PM 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)


WBO/ WBC 140 lbs titlist Jose Ramirez admits the challenge Josh Taylor will bring will be interesting when they collide for four tiles on May 22. Akin to him, Taylor holds the WBA (super) and IBF belts, with an undefeated professional run.

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The super-lightweight unification fight will put two equally matched champions against each other in their prime. While both men appear ready, Taylor has connected with the media to give his opinion on Josh Taylor. He addressed the matchup as one of the ‘biggest fight’ in boxing history and appeared honored to be part of it.

“It would be a massive milestone in my career if I can do it. But the guy that I’m facing is tough. He’s one of the best in the division, undefeated, and an Olympian too,” said Jose Ramirez.

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Meanwhile, ‘Jaguar’ detailed the specialty that his opponent can bring but didn’t let it belittle his self-confidence. Since he holds an experience of over 9 fights against Taylor, Ramirez can be a problem to deal with.

Hailing ‘Tartan’ Tornado, Ramirez continued, “He carries a lot of pride for his country and is very confident within himself. That’s exactly who I want to face for a fight like this. He’s just overall a really skillful fighter. He can box, he can brawl and he’s in good shape to go 12 rounds. That’s why he is a world champion. But obviously, I have a lot of confidence in myself.” (H/T:- Herald Scotland)

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The nearing fight would excite the combat world for all the right reasons. As we have seen several unification matchups fade away, the 140 lbs division is blessed to have such two active champions in, Taylor and Ramirez.

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The 12-round headliner will take place at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, USA. Top Rank Promotion has already added another title fight in Jose Zepeda vs Henry Lundy for the WBC (Silver) super lightweight title in the undercard. Nevertheless, the headliner will attain most of the spotlight.

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While one of them would be the undisputed super lightweight unified champion, the other one would have to suffer the maiden career defeat and all the ramifications of it. All these interesting features have brought the entire fight world’s attention to the matchup. So, the 140 lbs division can soon see some twists in its ongoing ride.

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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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