VIDEO: Key Insights from Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez’s Last Wins Ahead of Their Title Unification Clash

Published 05/22/2021, 6:14 AM EDT


The boxing universe will see one of its finest matchups take place this Saturday. As two unbeaten champions in Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez will collide in the super-lightweight undisputed battle, the entire world’s attention will be on the event.

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Given that it is an evenly matched bout, it may be tough to pick a winner. As neither boxer has lost in his professional career, there are no sure-shot blueprints for them to use to prepare for the other. However, if we look back at their latest fights, it might reflect several unique features.

The southpaw boxer, Taylor, and the Orthodox hitter, Ramirez, have plenty of tools to use in the fight. They can either go for a finish or drag each other to the final bell. Whatever it may be, their last fights can say a lot about their fighting IQ and boxing abilities.

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Ramirez fought last in August 2020; Taylor last fought in September 2020. Hence, they have been inactive for almost a similar amount of time.

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Jose Ramirez vs Viktor Postol (August 29, 2020)

‘Jaguar’ defended his WBC and WBO 140 lbs belts against Viktor Postol. There’s no denying that Ramirez outworked his Ukrainian rival throughout the bout. However, boxing fans criticized him for not getting a stoppage. As he claimed a majority decision, Jose Ramirez turned 26-0.

However, when ‘The Tartan Tornado’ boxed Postol, he too was unable to finish him off, claiming a unanimous decision win in 2018.

Josh Taylor vs Apinun Khongsong (September 26, 2020)

The WBA and IBF titlist, Josh Taylor, registered his second-world title defense against an undefeated Thai boxer who had been on a tear in the division. Khongsong (16-0), who had 13 KOs under his name, outboxed elite competition to earn a title shot. Ahead of the bout, analysts labeled them as similar to each other and predicted a tough fight.

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Unfortunately for them, that was far from reality as Taylor ended things within the opening 180 seconds.

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Both Taylor and Ramirez are heavy hitters. They have claimed several wins via stoppage. But when out against each other, they will have to push the boundaries as neither side will back off from a violent encounter.

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Based on their last fights, who do you think will win?

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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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