Jose Ramirez looking to showcase his skill set in Josh Taylor unification


With junior welterweight titleholder Jose Ramirez set for an undisputed title unification with Josh Taylor on Could 22, Ramirez takes a while to speak with Struggle Hype concerning the upcoming conflict and his expectations for the bout.

Ramirez on being the underdog in opposition to Taylor and what he makes of it

“I believe it’s primarily based extra on the promotion behind the [WBSS]…some folks in all probability felt that was higher competitors within the [WBSS] than it was exterior of the event so you’ll be able to’t actually blame the fighter, you understand?

“My job is simply to maintain on combating and I’ve by no means been a fan of how folks rank sure fighters or folks’s opinions on fighters as a result of I’m a fighter myself and I can let you know that at this degree there isn’t any straightforward fights. Fights like this something can occur and I’m very assured with myself. I really feel nice, I really feel sturdy, I’m very impressed by this combat.

“I believe a combat like that is nice as a result of it permits me to indicate individuals who Jose Ramirez is, you understand, and I believe the promotion behind a combat like this, I believe the publicity that I’ll get from not simply America but in addition Mexico realizing that they’ve a full-blooded Mexican fighter who holds all 4 belts. So I’ve two demographics that I do know will get behind me in a really massive method.”

On the notion that Taylor is perhaps a extra expert fighter than him

“I believe we each have completely different talents in boxing. I believe some folks typically misunderstand that idea that fighters are completely different. Some are higher at one factor and a few are higher at doing one thing else and other people get the belief {that a} model like Mayweather, a mode like shoulder roll, that model that has the rhythm to leap out and in, that these fighters are extra skillful than say a fighter like Mike Tyson with the bending on the waist and shutting the space — like Chavez, like Marquez — these are all completely different types, you understand?

“I believe this combat individuals are gonna have the ability to see who was extra skillful and who used what they’re good at a lot better…Mentally and bodily you gotta dig deep in fights like this. You gotta be prepared and ready to carry one of the best out of you and I’ll be prepared for the combat to go all 12 rounds.”

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