“You Got to Give Him Credit” – Leonard Ellerbe Praises Josh Taylor

Published 07/07/2021, 2:30 PM EDT
Boxing – Josh Taylor Press Conference – Sports Direct New Flagship Store, London, Britain – June 22, 2021 Josh Taylor during the press conference Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers


Josh Taylor shook the boxing world when he took up the ring space against Jose Ramirez. The Scottish boxer battled his fellow adversary for the undisputed super-lightweight championship and he certainly hooked in millions of fans and fighters with his performance.

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Many expected Taylor to be the underdog in this clash, and they felt Ramirez would walk him down with ease. But when the pair actually took up the ring space, it was all about Josh Taylor keeping Ramirez on his toes.

Recently, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe, spoke about Taylor’s performance against Ramirez.

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He said, “It was a tremendous fight. I was, again, I was picking Ramirez. I’m on the record saying that. I thought Ramirez had enough and he could do enough. But again, all credit is due to Josh Taylor. He fought a tremendous fight. You got to give him credit.”

As the fight began, Taylor went on the back foot, and he faced the wrath of ‘Jaguar’s exemplary power. The latter continued his assault for a while. However, things turned around when ‘The Tartan Tornado’ decoded Ramirez’s game plan.

In the later rounds, Taylor took charge, and he reversed the table by adopting an aggressive approach. Once ‘The Tartan Tornado’ began executing his strategies efficiently, ‘Jaguar’ couldn’t handle his skill sets. As a result, he went on the canvas twice in this fight, which later helped the Scottish boxing stalwart claim a unanimous decision win.

With that win, Taylor put out a cosmic statement, luring everyone with his performance.

Who should Josh Taylor face next?

Josh Taylor is now open to face any and every opponent at his weight class. But a fight against Gervonta Davis will cater to countless boxing lovers’ wishes.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Gervonta Davis weighs in for his WBA Super Featherweight Championship fight against Hugo Ruiz (not pictured) at the The Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel on February 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

The American boxer recently made his 140-pound debut against Mario Barrios. And in that fight, he showed his true class.

As both Taylor and Davis are in their prime, it makes this matchup even more exciting and a must-watch. That said, it’ll be interesting to see if both of them actually enter the squared circle against each other in the next few months.

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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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