Jose Ramirez’s Manager Talks Josh Taylor’s Weight Issues
Jose Ramirez’s manager doesn’t believe Josh Taylor wants to risk a massive payday.
The thought of a title unification bout between Ramirez and Taylor has had fight fans salivating. Ramirez holds the WBC and WBO Light-Welterweight gold, while Taylor is the WBA (Super) and IBF Champion. Both men have expressed interest in fighting for all the gold.
Speaking to BoxingScene.com, Ramirez’s manager, Rick Mirigian, discussed Taylor’s dicey weigh-in history.
“Taylor clearly didn’t make weight for this fight [against Apinun Khongsong] and has had prior weight issues if you go back and look. It clearly didn’t matter in those past fights.”
Mirigian then discussed what it would mean if Taylor failed to hit his target weight for the Ramirez fight.
“Taylor misses weight against Ramirez and it will matter and it will cost him seven figures. He will have to stay out of the pubs. My orders are to get the Taylor fight done from Ramirez as I did with Hooker. I’m speaking with Top Rank to start that process.”
Ramirez vs. Taylor is facing a hurdle. While both men emerged victorious in their recent title defenses, Ramirez has been ordered by the WBO to defend his title against Jack Catterall. Top Rank Boxing is hoping the WBO will pull back on its stance to allow for a true title unification fight.
Ramirez is coming off a hard-fought majority decision victory over Viktor Postol back on August 29. Taylor’s last outing resulted in a first-round knockout over Khongsong on September 26 in London.