Mikey Garcia Criticizes the Referee After Josh Taylor’s Win Over Jose Ramirez

Published 05/23/2021, 2:17 AM EDT


Undefeated titlist Josh Taylor appeared flawless in his latest win against Jose Ramirez. He claimed the undisputed super lightweight belts with a UD win. However, he still had to encounter a few criticisms regarding his stance in the fight.

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Welterweight elite Mikey Garcia ridiculed the referee for not putting a check on Taylor’s activities. Per Garcia, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ had closed the gap unfairly several times, and it thwarted Jose Ramirez’s game plan.

In a chat with ES NEWS, Mikey Garcia said, “I think there were times where he could have, maybe you know given stricter warnings or something. I mean, I don’t know. If you give harsh warnings to the fighter, maybe Josh stops hugging as much and that would allow Jose to work on the inside.”

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He added, “When you don’t give those warnings, those harsh warnings, fighter keeps holding and tying up on the inside and you are taking away Jose’s game plan, Jose’s strategy. But I mean that’s boxing, that’s okay.”

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Ahead of the fight, many believed Ramirez would trouble the Scot. However, Josh Taylor left no loopholes in his game. ‘The Tartan Tornado’ unveiled his best side and had a tremendous night on board. Here’s a look back at his performance.

Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez- What a battle!

The super-lightweight unification fight absolutely lived up to the hype, presenting fans with a gruesome encounter between two undefeated champions. However, Taylor proved to be the better man tonight.

After dominating the battle for a brief period, Taylor secured two big knockdowns in rounds six and seven. The first one came from a thunderous counter left in round six. It was followed with an uppercut in round seven.

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Although Ramirez returned from those setbacks and continued fighting till the final bell, he couldn’t offer much from his side. Hence, Josh Taylor claimed the win with a 114-112 score. He now holds all four world super-lightweight titles under his name.

Do you think Josh Taylor vs Joe Ramirez was an all-time classic?

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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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