Jose Ramirez Reacts To Josh Taylor’s Win Over Apinun Khongsong
Jose Ramirez has shared his thoughts on Josh Taylor’s latest outing.
Taylor was seen in action this past Saturday, September 26. He put his WBA (Super) and IBF Light-Welterweight Titles on the line against Apinun Khongsong. Taylor won the bout via first-round knockout due to a body punch.
Ramirez revealed to BoxingScene.com that he didn’t watch the fight but he did hear about what transpired.
“I didn’t see the fight but apparently there was nothing to see.”
Ramirez’s manager, Rick Mirigian, chimed in and he didn’t sound too impressed by Taylor either.
“This was the worst fight I have seen. If Carl Moretti landed that left or even Bob Arum the same thing would have took place.
“I hope he has that false confidence going into the next fight.”
Ramirez, who holds the WBC and WBO gold, also said he’s hoping to put pen to paper and fight Taylor in a title unification bout soon.
“I’m waiting to start negotiations between camps and willing to do my part to make the fight happen next.”
The WBO has Jack Catterall penciled in as the mandatory contender. The organization even gave Ramirez a 120-day window to share the ring with Catterall. Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum is hoping that the Catterall bout can be held off until Ramirez vs. Taylor takes place.
Both Ramirez and Taylor are undefeated. Ramirez has a pro boxing record of 26-0 with 17 knockouts. Taylor has amassed a record of 17-0 with 13 knockouts to his credit.