HomeBoxingJosh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez: Who will be crowned undisputed light welter Champion of the World?
Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez: Who will be crowned undisputed light welter Champion of the World?
May 14, 2021
By Gerardo Granados: Subsequent Saturday, 22, Might 2021, on the Virgin Inns, Las Vegas, Nevada; the sunshine welterweight WBA – IBF – Ring Journal Champion Josh Taylor will battle in opposition to the sunshine welterweight WBC – WBO Champion Jose Ramirez to unify the 140 kilos division for the primary time since Terence Crawford did it in August 2017.
For each fighters, this can be a once-in-a-lifetime alternative so as to add their identify to a much-selected group of boxers who’ve conquered the sunshine welter crown. The shortlist begins with Eddy Perkins, the inaugural WBC Champion in 1963, and the WBA inaugural Champion in 1962.
Carlos Hernandez beat Perkins in 1965 to win the WBA – WBC titles. In 1966, Sandro Lopopolo beat Hernandez. Then Takeshi Fuji beat Lopopolo in 1967.
It took thirty-four years till 2001 when Kostya Tszyu beat Zab Judah to win the WBA – WBC – IBF titles to unify. Sixteen years later, in 2017, Terence Crawford beat Julius Indongo to develop into the WBA – WBC – IBF – WBO gentle welterweight Champion.
Undefeated southpaw Josh Taylor has 17 wins with 13 knockouts with no attracts.
The Tartan Twister has three title fights received; his notable wins got here in opposition to former IBF light-weight Miguel Titere Vazquez, former WBC gentle welter Viktor Postol, former IBF gentle welter Ivan Baranchyk, and former WBA gentle welter Regis Prograis. On this battle, Taylor received the Ring Journal belt.
Undefeated Jose Ramirez has 26 wins with 16 knockouts with no attracts. Ramirez has 5 title bouts, and his notable wins got here in opposition to Jose Zepeda (the 2020 Boxingnews24 battle of the yr in opposition to Ivan Baranchyk), former WBC gentle welter Viktor Postol, and former WBO gentle welter Maurice Hooker.
Each Taylor and Ramirez have good boxing abilities. Each are pretty the identical measurement, and Ramirez has a slight attain benefit over Taylor.
I feel that their combating kinds might combine nicely to ship a aggressive and entertaining battle, though I’m not certain if this one has battle of the yr potential. If I had been to guess, I’d place my guess on Ramirez to win by cut up determination.
In an period of a brand new breed of sentimental boxing followers and Covid19 countless lockdowns. And within the days of boxing, circuses hoaxes, promoted even by long-time boxing analysts. In a time that quitters are praised and virtually changed into an eye fixed socket Saint by the boxing main media puppets, it’s nice to see two boxers at their peak combating one another.
No A-side crap, no marination wanted, no excuses. All that’s left is to know who desires it extra. This unification battle is a must-watch for any actual battle fan, and for certain, I will likely be watching.
I already picked Ramirez to win and to develop into the undisputed gentle welter Champion of the World. However, what in regards to the readers? Who do you assume will likely be topped?