Tyson Fury’s Former Coach Explains Why Jose Ramirez Will Be a Tough Fight for Josh Taylor

Published 03/05/2021, 4:03 PM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Ben Davison, trainer of Tyson Fury looks on during a press conference ahead of the heavyweight match against Tom Schwarz at BT Sport Studios on May 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)


Ben Davison, the former coach of WBC heavyweight world champion, Tyson Fury, has voiced his opinion on Jose Ramirez. The 28-year-old trainer spoke about what made Ramirez a threat to his fighter, Josh Taylor, ahead of their bout.

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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)

Taylor and Ramirez have been the two dominant champions at super-lightweight. The two belt holders will face each other in an undisputed title fight in May. Ahead of the highly anticipated bout, Taylor’s trainer, Davison has given his take.

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The trainer spoke to Gareth A Davies on YouTube and broke down Ramirez’s threat. He said, “I’ve got huge respect for him. I think that, no matter what, before you even take into consideration his ability as a, as a boxer, you’ve got to take into consideration that he’s a, he’s a god-fearing man, he’s got the will and desire to win.”

This comment showed the mindset of Taylor’s camp ahead of the fight. Clearly, Davison is preparing for a tough fight that goes further than the boxing skills Ramirez possesses. However, he credited his boxing too by saying his physicality would make it a ‘hard night’s work’.

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Why is Ben Davison vary of Jose Ramirez?

The American goes into the undisputed fight as a slight underdog when compared to the Scotsman. However, Davison showed they are not taking the fight lightly. So why is the trainer making sure they do not underestimate Ramirez?

Like Taylor, Ramirez is an undefeated champion. Despite being two-years younger than Taylor, Ramirez has had nine more professional fights than the Scot. Besides this, the 28-year-old has arguably beaten better opposition like Maurice Hooker, Jose Zepeda, among others.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19: Boxing trainer Ben Davison is seen ringside during the Heavyweight fight between Franklin Ignatius and Hrvoje Bozinovic at York Hall on December 19, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Therefore, he will be a difficult opponent for Taylor. Hence, the 30-year-old champion will have to bring his ‘A-game’ on the night to get the victory. Although Taylor unquestionably has the skill to beat Ramirez, he will need the perfect game-plan.

That is where trainer Ben Davison comes into the picture. In a fight like this, it all comes down to the finer details and Davison has to ensure his fighter is ready for his toughest test yet. 

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What do you make of these comments from Ben Davison? Do you think Jose Ramirez is that big of a threat to Josh Taylor?

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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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