Jose Ramirez Explains What Went Wrong Against Josh Taylor
Jose Ramirez has given his take on what went south for him against Josh Taylor.
Ramirez and Taylor shared the ring in a title unification bout. Both men fought to determine who is the undisputed junior-welterweight champion. Ramirez hung in tough but he was knocked down twice in the fight. This ultimately was the game changer as Taylor won the bout via unanimous decision. He now holds the WBA, IBF, WBC, WBO, and The Ring Junior-Welterweight Titles.
During the post-fight press conference, Ramirez explained to reporters his theory on why he didn’t emerge victorious (via BoxingScene.com).
“I think I got a little careless when it comes to the clinching. You know, I’ve always been a fighter who respects my craft, you know, and I try to do things as clean as possible. But I think my mistake was being too clean. You know what I mean? And I think he took advantage from some of the clinches, you know, and that was my mistake. You know, those are some of the experiences I’ve gotta go through to be more mature and a better fighter. But my hat’s off to Josh Taylor and his team.”
“We’ve gotta learn how to lose and learn, you know? So, I don’t wanna take nothing away from the fight, from the winners. It wasn’t my night tonight and I’m very blessed I made it this far, you know?”
Ramirez has now suffered the first loss of his pro boxing career. Jack Catterall is the mandatory challenger for Taylor’s gold.