Tim Bradley Expects Memorable Clash Between Jose Ramirez & Josh Taylor
Former world champion Tim Bradley believes that fight fans are in for a treat with Jose Ramirez vs. Josh Taylor.
This Saturday night, May 22, Ramirez and Taylor will collide in an undisputed junior-welterweight title clash. Ramirez holds the WBC and WBO gold, while Taylor is the WBA and IBF titleholder. The action will take place inside Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bradley will serve as a color commentator for the fight. Bradley told ESPN that he’s anticipating a “Fight of the Year” candidate once the dust settles (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“I’m calling it right now. Fight of the Year candidate, absolutely. Both these guys temperament is ‘war’, that’s what they think of. Both these men are undefeated. Let’s start with Ramirez, though. Ramirez is a swarmer. He’s a guy that’s going to be up in your face, get close, bang you down to the body. You know, he’s inverted so his left hand is his strong hand. He’s gonna be looking to land the left hook often as possible against the southpaw, Taylor.
“Taylor is more — I would say — he’s a little bit more diverse. His style — he’s a southpaw, he can fight on the inside, and he also can fight on the outside. But there’s one thing that I see missing out of his game even though he’s a really good boxer. It’s a jab. It’s a right jab. And hopefully he has developed that with his new trainer Ben Davison and I’m sure they’ve been working that in the camp because that’s gonna be a very important tool for him in this fight to keep Ramirez at bay.”
Bradley went on to say that he thinks the fight will end in a close decision. He feels the boxer who can make the proper adjustments at the right time will be the one who emerges victorious.