Jose Ramirez Explains What a Win Over Josh Taylor Will Do to His Career

Jose Ramirez with WBC and WBO belts

On May 22, 2021, Jose Ramirez (26-0, 17 KOs) will have the opportunity to become the second-ever — Terence Crawford being the first — undisputed light-welterweight champion in the four-belt era.

In a recent episode of The Pug and Copp Boxing Show, Ramirez voiced his opinion on the upcoming bout and described how a win over his opponent, Josh Taylor (17-0, 13 KOs), would be life-changing.

“Oh, it means a lot. Like you mentioned, it’s an accomplishment not too many boxers do,” Ramirez said. “And I believe I will also be the first Mexican-American to ever become undisputed in any weight class in the history of boxing, so it’s a big fight, definitely defines my legacy as one of the best fighters to ever put gloves on. I think it’s a fight that could open up the doors for me to be a part of the Hall of Fame with other great fighters.”

Ramirez became the unified light-welterweight champion when he TKO’d Maurice Hooker for the WBO title in 2019. He then defended his WBO and WBC belts against Viktor Postol via a majority decision. “Jaguar” confirmed that he was drained out before the fight, as the bout had been canceled multiple times leading up to Aug 29, 2020.

Jose Ramirez Says the pressure Is on His Opponent

Although the fight seems like it could go either way, many critics lean towards Josh Taylor to pick up the win. Ramirez, however, has full faith in himself. He claimed he has never been hurt in a fight before.

“Just staying focused, believing in myself like I always have, and just pushing myself to the limits. I truly believe that if I go out there that night at my best, there will be no doubt that I will be undisputed world champion. Like you mentioned, on paper, he will be the toughest fight of my career. But things always change once I’m in the ring. I’ve been in tough fights, but I’ve never been hurt, you know? I’ve always been in control.”

The 28-year-old also stated that his opponents always felt more pressure than him. He then highlighted that his will and determination are going to be the key factors in the Taylor fight.

Like Ramirez, Taylor is also undefeated. The Scottish boxer holds the WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring light-welterweight titles. He is coming off a KO over Apinun Khongsong on September 26, 2020.

Recently, “The Tartan Tornado” expressed his excitement towards the fight in a press release. He said:

“I’m excited it’s been finalized and over the line. I can’t wait to get in there for the biggest fight of my career. Fighting for the undisputed title is something all boxers dream about.”

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Professional Boxing and MMA writer at The Combat Magazine.