Josh Taylor Responds To Potential Hurdle In Jose Ramirez Fight

WBA (Super) and IBF Light-Welterweight Champion Josh Taylor sounds off on a potential roadblock to fighting Jose Ramirez.

It’s no secret that fight fans are clamoring for a big title unification clash between Taylor and Ramirez. The current WBC and WBO titleholder is Ramirez, who successfully defended his gold against Viktor Postol. Taylor will put his titles on the line against Apinun Khongsong on September 26. While many were of the belief that a win for Taylor would open the door to the bout with Ramirez, there’s more at play.

The WBO has given Ramirez a notice that he must defend his title against Jack Catterall within 120 days or relinquish the WBO gold. Taylor gave his reaction to the news during an interview with ESPN.

“That’s the politics of boxing, I just hope it gets made at some point even if it’s delayed by a mandatory. It’s a massive fight for boxing given I get through my next fight in three weeks’ time. In my opinion, it’s the biggest fight in boxing outside of the heavyweights Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, and Anthony Joshua, and for all four world titles. It has to be made for the good of the sport, it would be a crying shame if it isn’t made because of this.”

Taylor and Ramirez both have perfect pro boxing records. Taylor is 16-0 with 12 of those wins coming by way of knockout. Ramirez holds a record of 26-0, amassing 17 knockout wins along the way. If Taylor emerges victorious against Khongsong, then it’ll be interesting to see if Ramirez fights Catterall or vacates his WBO title to go after Taylor.

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