What Next for Jose Ramirez After His Disappointing Defeat to Josh Taylor?

Published 05/23/2021, 12:16 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 17: Jose Ramirez fights against Amir Imam during their WBC junior welterweight fight at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)


The main event encounter between Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez unquestionably stayed true to the buzz created around it. In their bout, which went until the last bell, both the pugilists showcased every weapon from their arsenal. Despite that, Ramirez fell short and surrendered his titles.

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He began the fight on a thrilling note as he constantly pressurized Taylor with his assaults. ‘Jaguar’ was even close to knocking down Taylor in the initial few rounds in the fight. However, he couldn’t capitalize on his momentum and failed to batter the Scottish boxer.

Ramirez even fell prey to ‘The Tartan Tornado’s ferocious hitting and went down twice. These knockdowns broke Ramirez’s focus, but he somehow regained himself and went until the final bell.

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‘Jaguar’ fared well in the concluding rounds and went full throttle against Taylor. Unfortunately, that just wasn’t enough for him to win this fight. Moving further, Ramirez will now have to employ his best work ethic to get his boxing run back on track.

Also, even after suffering his first career loss against Taylor, the Californian still has an exemplary record of 26-1. Moreover, with his stern boxing run in the super-lightweight roster, Ramirez will be able to get his hands on some rugged contenders like Regis Prograis, Jose Zepeda, and more.

The 28-year-old will only like to fight and win against some top-notch contenders like these, thus making himself viable for a title fight again.

Can Jose Ramirez still become the undisputed champ of the 140-pound roster?

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Ramirez ranks amongst the hottest talents in the super-lightweight division. Even after his loss against Taylor, the former champ still has a lot left in the bag to add to his decorated boxing run.

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 17: Jose Ramirez ( Red with white trunks ) defeats Amir Imam ( Black with white trunks ) by Unaimous Decision in their Super Lightweight Title fight at The Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

Additionally, Taylor expressed his desire to move up to welterweight after becoming the undisputed champion. Citing that, all the straps at this weight class might be vacant, leaving Ramirez in pole position for an undisputed fight again.

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But as of now, ‘Jaguar’ will have to earn his shot by beating his next few opponents in the biggest possible way. With that, it’ll be interesting to see how things get aligned for the stout Jose Ramirez.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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