Jose Ramirez & Josh Taylor Speak On Title Unification Bout
Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor have reacted to their title unification bout being made official.
Ramirez lays claim to the WBC and WBO Light-Welterweight Titles, while Taylor is the WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring Champion. The two have been eyeing this matchup for some time now. With WBO mandatory challenger, Jack Catterall, stepping aside, the title unification bout is now on tap.
Shortly after a report from The Athletic, Top Rank Boxing made Ramirez vs. Taylor official. It’ll take place on May 22 in Las Vegas and fans are expected to be allowed in attendance.
In a press release, Ramirez said he’s dedicating this bout to some very special workers.
“I look forward to making history by becoming the first boxer of Mexican descent to hold all four major world title belts. I dedicate this fight to the Central Valley farmworkers, who are out there every day helping feed the world. This fight is big, but nothing is bigger than getting vaccinations to the farmworkers right now in the Central Valley.”
Taylor discussed the magnitude of his clash with Ramirez.
“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.”
Top Rank’s Bob Arum also chimed in on Ramirez vs. Taylor.
“This is the best boxing has to offer, two elite fighters in the prime of their careers colliding in a legacy-defining matchup for the undisputed championship of the world. It’s a true 50-50 fight, one that the fans and both fighters demanded.”