Josh Taylor fights Jose Ramirez in an enormous unification showdown in Las Vegas tonight.
Taylor, from Prestonpans, Scotland, is the IBF, WBA and ‘The Ring’ super-lightweight champion and might be trying to declare Ramirez’s WBC and WBO belts.
Taylor is unbeaten in his 17 skilled fights to this point and noticed off Apinun Khongsong in September.
Quantity eight in Ring Journal’s pound-for-pound rankings, is now prepared for a serious step up in high quality when he faces Ramirez.
The American can be undefeated and took his report to 26 and Zero by beating Viktor Postol final summer season.
Somebody will undergo their first profession defeat this weekend and might Taylor deliver the belts again to Scotland?
Taylor vs Ramirez: Date and methods to watch
This 12-round super-lightweight bout will happen on Saturday, Could 22 and is being held on the Virgin Lodges in Las Vegas.
The ring walks for Taylor vs Ramirez are anticipated from 4am UK time on Sunday morning.
The evening’s motion might be proven on FITE TV from 1:30am within the UK and on ESPN in America.
UK clients should buy after which reside stream the bout on FITE TV for $12.99. Click on right here.
Taylor vs Ramirez: Undercard
Topic to alter
- MAIN EVENT: Jose Ramirez (c) vs. Josh Taylor (c) – for WBA (Tremendous), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super-lightweight titles
- Jose Zepeda (c) vs. Henry Lundy – for WBC Silver mild welterweight title
- Jose Enrique Durantes Vivas vs. Luis Coria
- Elvis Rodriguez vs. Kenneth Sims Jr
- Raymond Muratalla vs. Jose Gallegos
- Andres Cortes vs. Eduardo Garza
- Robeisy Ramirez vs. Ryan Lee Allen
- Javier Martinez vs. Calvin Metcalf
Taylor vs Ramirez: What’s been mentioned?
Josh Taylor: “I’ve skilled laborious and performed all the things I can do to the most effective of my means. That is the most effective ready I’ve ever been and I’m going to benefit from the journey.
“This can be a colossal battle, not only for myself however for all of Scotland. I’d be the primary individual in Scotland to be a four-belt undisputed world champion, and the primary undisputed champion since Ken Buchanan.
“To make sporting historical past and go into the historical past books is huge and will get my juices flowing. I’ve at all times dreamed of being undisputed champion and in the event you had instructed me a couple of years in the past I’d practically be right here I wouldn’t have believed you.
“On paper Ramirez is my hardest battle to this point. He’s a unified world champion and a embellished fighter, purchase I can’t see him beating me, I can’t see it in any respect.”
Taylor vs Ramirez: Story of the Tape
Josh Taylor – Jose Ramirez
Nationality: Scottish – American
Age: 30 – 28
File: 17/0/0 – 26/0/0
KOs: 13 – 17
Weight: 167.4lbs – 167.8lbs
Peak: 5′ 10″ / 178cm – 5′ 10″ / 178cm
Attain: 69½″ / 177cm – 72″ / 183cm
Fashion: Southpaw – Orthodox
Nickname: The Tartan Twister – JCR
Final battle: Beat Apinun Khongsong – Beat Viktor Postol