Boxing's Brightest: Relive Josh Taylor's Journey to the top

Josh Taylor will fight Jose Ramirez to defend his WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring Magazine’s light-welterweight titles and to claim Ramirez’s WBC and WBO light-welterweight titles on 22 May 2021. Ahead of their title unification bout, let’s look at Josh Taylor’s professional boxing journey to the top.


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Professional Boxing Debut

Taylor’s professional boxing debut was against Archie Weah. He won his debut match via TKO in the second round.

Won vacant Commonwealth light-welterweight title

Taylor defeated Dave Ryan via TKO in the fifth round to claim the vacant Commonwealth light-welterweight title.

WBC Silver light-welterweight title

Taylor successfully defended his Commonwealth light-welterweight title and became the new WBC Silver light-welterweight champion by defeating Ohara Davies via TKO in the seventh round.

IBF light-welterweight title

Taylor defeated Ivan Baranchyk via unanimous decision and became the new IBF light-welterweight champion.

WBA (Super) and The Ring’s light-welterweight titles

Taylor successfully defended his IBF light-welterweight title and claimed the WBA (Super) and the vacant Ring Magazine light-welterweight titles by defeating Regis Prograis via a majority decision.

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