Terence Crawford, Shawn Porter, Teddy Atlas, and Others React to Josh Taylor’s Stunning Victory Over Jose Ramirez

Published 05/22/2021, 11:30 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Josh Taylor celebrates victory over Regis Prograis during the World Boxing Super Series Super-Lightweight Ali Trophy Final at The O2 Arena on October 26, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)


Josh Taylor beat Jose Ramirez to become the undisputed super-lightweight champion of the world. ‘The Tartan Tornado’ showed his class and took home the unanimous decision victory, along with all four belts in the division.

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The two fought as the main event of a fantastic card that lived up to expectations. Things got heated between the two fighters after the weigh-ins, and this only added to the excitement surrounding this fight.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 18: Josh Taylor of Scotland (Tartan shorts), reacts as he knocks down Ivan Baranchyk of Russia (black shorts), 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)

The Tartan Tornado’ went into the bout as the slight favorite; however, Ramirez had the experience on his side. Moreover, given the vast difference in styles, the fight was destined to be a close contest. And that’s exactly what it was.

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Both fighters showed their class and hurt each other. Ramirez threw more punches and targeted the body; Taylor stayed patient and picked his shots well. Ultimately, Taylor’s game plan worked better on the night and after two knockdowns and several close rounds, he beat the American.

Twitter reacts to Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez

Fans and experts took to social media to show their excitement about the fight. Fighters like Terence Crawford, Shawn Porter, Regis Prograis, and Jamel Herring reacted to the fight. Teddy Atlas was among the many experts who gave their honest reaction to Taylor’s performance.

There were also many fans who criticized the referee for interfering too much when the fighters were in the clinch. This may have been one of the reasons Ramirez’s game plan failed.

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What did you make of the Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez bout? Do you think the fight lived up to the hype?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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