Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez: Full Undercard Prediction

Published 05/21/2021, 5:49 AM EDT

This Saturday, Top Rank Promotions’ upcoming card, headlined by Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez will have two title fights. The entire fight card will comprise 8 fights, citing an impressive weekend for boxing fans around the world.


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While Taylor vs Ramirez remains the most eye-catchy matchup, there are numerous fights that have every ability to accrue everyone’s attention. That said, the undercard is equally exuberant and has the potential to deliver what is expected. Here are our predictions for the seven other fights.


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Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez: Fight analysis and predictions

Jose Zepeda (C) vs Henry Lundy – WBC silver super-lightweight title

The first title fight on this undercard will see Jose Zepeda box Henry Lundy.

In this bout, Zepeda will make his first title defense. ‘Chon’ boasts of a solid track record of 33-2 and a massive 26 of his wins have arrived with T/KO. He is a true oppressor, who enjoys giving his opponents a beating. He will look forward to doing the same against Lundy, who likes dwelling on his defense more.

Yet, if the experienced ‘Hank’, who showcases a 31-8 -1 track record, can take this fight to the judges’ scorecards, he may just turn the tide in his favor.

Prediction: Jose Zepeda wins via T/KO in round 4. 

Elvis Rodriguez vs Kenneth Sims Jr. – Super-lightweight

In another super-lightweight encounter, the undefeated Elvis Rodriguez will step inside the ring for the second time in 2021. Until now, he’s overpowered 11 opponents and secured 10 T/KO wins. He is a strong prospect who’s looking to trace a long pathway in the sport.

On the other hand, Kenneth Sims Jr. is trying everything from his bag to keep himself relevant to the boxing world. He has a 15-2-1 boxing stint. And by fighting contenders like Rodriguez, ‘Bossman’ just wishes to elevate his boxing career. It’ll be interesting to see if he can really dodge the heat coming off ‘The Dominican Kid’s hands.

Prediction: Elvis Rodriguez wins via T/KO in round 3. 

Luis Coria vs Jose Enrique Vivas – Super-featherweight

Coria has seen a career full of trials until now. This is predominantly why his boxing record is 12-4. But, the 22-year-old is keen to put his boxing run back on track against the stout Jose Vivas.

Vivas, who has a record of 20-1, is extremely eager to get his hands on a title fight. But to achieve the same, he’ll have to vanquish someone as skilled as Luis Coria. Both the fighters like keeping their opponents on their toes. Hence, it’ll be vital to see who scores the first knockdown in the fight.

Prediction: Luis Coria wins via UD.

Robeisy Ramirez vs Ryan Lee Alen – Featherweight

This 6-round fight between Ramirez and Alen is one of the most entertaining matchups on the undercard. Both the fighters are hungry to make their mark in the 126-pound division and for that, they’re ready to pass any and every hurdle in front of them.

Ramirez, who has a 6-1 record, is eager to keep himself consistent. With every fight, he’s only improved and will look to continue making steady improvements.

On the flip side, the 10-4-1 boxer, Ryan Alan Lee, will make his comeback to the game after almost two years. Staying away from the ring for a while, Lee might have undoubtedly developed ring rust, and that might hamper his run on Saturday night.

Prediction: Robeisy Ramirez wins via T/KO in round 2. 

Andres Cortes vs Eduardo Garza – Lightweight

The undefeated Andres Cortes will put his brilliance to the test against Garza. Cortes is one exemplary talent who’s making exemplary progress in the sport. In just five years, he has claimed 13 wins in a row.

On the flip side, Garza is trying to keep his stint alive in the fight world. Coming off a loss in his last fight, ‘Thunder’ will look to improve his mediocre boxing career which now stands at 15-3-1.

Prediction: Andres Cortes wins via UD.  

Raymond Muratalla vs Jose Gallegos – Lightweight 

This is another prolific bout between two absolute demolishers. As a pro-boxer, Muratalla, who has secured 11 wins with 9 T/KOs, is one of the best KO artists in the 135-pound division.

His opponent who has 20 wins (15 T/KOs) with 10 losses, is a powerful talent. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been on the winning side as he has found it tough to retain his composure. The same will hold for Saturday night.

Prediction: Raymond Muratalla wins via T/KO in round 3. 

Javier Martinez vs Calvin Metcalf – Middleweight


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The undercard will begin with Martinez taking on Calvin Metcalf in this 6-round middleweight fight. The southpaw, Martinez, is just 3 fights old in the boxing universe.

Metcalf, on the other hand, is trying to revive his boxing career after substantial losses. His pro-boxing career now stands at 10-5-1, and the only way he can stay relevant in the division is by beating Martinez and a couple of more opponents. This may not happen as Martinez is riding a wave of momentum.


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Prediction: Javier Martinez wins via T/KO in round 3. 


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.