What Is Josh Taylor Looking To Do After His Next Fight?
Josh Taylor is hoping for the big title fight that fans have been waiting for if he gets past Apinun Khongsong.
Taylor is scheduled to put his WBA (Super) and IBF Light-Welterweight Titles on the line against Khongsong this Saturday, September 26. While Khongsong is undefeated with a record of 16-0, Taylor is a massive betting favorite going into the fight. Many are hoping that Taylor takes care of business, leading to a title unification bout with WBC and WBO Champion Jose Ramirez.
Speaking to ESPN’s Mark Kriegel during the Jose Pedraza vs. Javier Molina broadcast, Taylor said he has his sights set on fighting Ramirez (via BoxingScene.com).
“If I do get through fight night next week, one hundred percent that’s the fight I want next. It’s not very often you get a fight for all the belts. It’s the fight I want next. I’m sure it’s the fight Ramirez wants as well. I definitely want that fight next and it has to be with fans as well.”
Taylor went on to say that Ramirez’s majority decision win over Viktor Postol didn’t do much for him.
“I wasn’t too impressed with what I saw from Ramirez. I myself thought it was a draw. I thought Postol ran away with the early rounds and Ramirez came on late.”
Both Taylor and Ramirez are undefeated in their pro boxing careers. Taylor is 16-0 with 12 knockouts. Ramirez is 26-0 and has 17 knockouts to his credit.
Even if Taylor defeats Khongsong, there could still be an issue. Jack Catterall is the mandatory challenger for the WBO title. Ramirez was given a 120-day window to put his gold on the line against Catterall or be stripped of the championship.