Josh Taylor: Jose Ramirez Is There To Be Knocked Out
WBA and IBF Light-Welterweight Champion Josh Taylor believes he will score a knockout victory over WBC and WBO titleholder Jose Ramirez.
While fight fans are eagerly anticipating massive title unification bouts between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, along with the potential Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant showdown, the next title unification bout is around the corner. Taylor and Ramirez will collide on May 22 to determine who is the true 140-pound king.
During an interview with BoxingScene.com, Taylor said he’s convinced Ramirez will fall to the canvas.
“I hundred-percent believe he’s there to be knocked out. He leaves it all in the ring and he comes to fight, so I do believe that he’s there to be hit. And obviously, I come to fight as well, so it’s got the makings of an absolute firefight. It’s gonna be some exciting fight for sure.”
In terms of whether or not he’s concerned about the judges since he’ll be fighting in Las Vegas for just the second time in his career, Taylor said he has no worries.
“I’ll leave that to my management team, but I’m not too bothered about it. I believe I’m gonna win this fight hands down, anyway. So, I’m not too bothered about the judges. You know, even if it is all American judges or whatever, I’ll leave that in my management’s hands to sort all that out for me. But I am more than confident that I am gonna win this fight. I believe in myself 100 percent, so I have no doubt that no matter what judges we have, it doesn’t matter who it is. I’m gonna be victorious anyway.”
Ramirez vs. Taylor will be airing LIVE on the major ESPN network and on FIGHT SPORTS in over 30 countries. Check your local listings.