WATCH: Fans Take Over Josh Taylor After the Win Against Jose Ramirez

Published 05/23/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


Josh Taylor has all the reasons to celebrate, as he is the new unified super lightweight champion, holding all four belts under his name. The 30-year-old vanquished Jose Ramirez in a flawless performance and attained everything he promised in the fight week.

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Following the unanimous win over Ramirez, Taylor met his fans at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas. The humble champion took pictures, signed gloves, and interacted with umpteen followers.

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As he can now expect bigger fights including a move to the 147 lbs division, Taylor’s humble approach impressed many. That said, he no longer holds any grudges with Jose Ramirez.

Both ‘Jaguar’ Jose Ramirez and ‘The Tartan Tornado’ Josh Taylor had several verbal wars in the fight week. It appeared to be a bad blood rivalry. Hence, their in-ring collision was expected to be intense. The bout lived up to expectations, and both men had their moments.

However, once the bout got over, the pugilists left their rivalry in the ring and departed with mutual respect. They hailed each other and admitted that they trash-talked to get under each other’s nerves.

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What’s next for Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez?

Ramirez, 26-1, is not expected to quit the super lightweight division anytime soon. He has been on a tear over there and the maiden loss can make him even stronger. So, ‘Jaguar’ might be a win away from claiming another title shot. But Josh Taylor’s next move can influence Ramirez’s decision.

If Josh Taylor moves up to the welterweight unit, he might have to vacate a few titles. Or else, he would have to defend his respective belts (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, Ring) against the mandatory contenders. In that case, Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez 2 would be a possible matchup.

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The super lightweight division has umpteen elite contenders. So, neither Ramirez nor Taylor would run out of viable opponents. And that can bring up several blockbuster fights to the display.

Do you think Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez 2 makes sense?

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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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