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Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez fight details - time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds, predictions, ring walks and live stream info

Published On Tuesday, May 11, 2021By Tim Rickson

All the details you need to watch the Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez UNDISPUTED fight

'The Tartan Tornado' vs 'Jaguar'

BBN have provided viewers with all the details needed to tune in and watch Scot Josh Taylor (17-0, 13KOs) vs Mexican-American Jose Carlos Ramirez (26-0, 17KOs) on the 142nd day of the year.

All the details you could possibly need to watch the 'Undisputed' clash below:

 

Date

The bout takes place on Saturday, May 22, which is the same day in history that Riddick Bowe KO'd Jesse Ferguson in 1993 to retain his WBA heavyweight title.

 

Venue

Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, America.

 

Rounds scheduled

12x three-minute rounds at super-lightweight (140lbs).

 

Titles

All the marbles are on the line - Taylor's WBA Super, IBF and Ring Magazine titles against Ramirez's WBC and WBO belts.

 

Ringwalks

The ringwalks for the main event are expected from 4am UK time, but that will depend on the undercard results.

 

TV Coverage

Coverage starts live on the FITE TV from 1am on Sunday morning (May 23) for UK fight fans.

It's also shown in the US on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ESPN+ - beginning at 8:45pm GMT / 4:45 pm ET / 1:45 pm. PT

 

Live Stream

You can live stream the fight HERE 

BBN are providing LIVE updates on the night HERE

 

Price

The event is priced at $12.99 - Book HERE

 

Undercard Highlights

The Undisputed super-lightweight event will also feature two other 140-pound fixtures.

There's a 10-round super-lightweight battle between Jose “Chon” Zepeda and “Hammerin” Hank Lundy, in addition to an eight-round super-lightweight tilt between knockout artist Elvis “The Dominican Kid" Rodriguez and Kenneth “Bossman” Sims Jr.

 

Related Articles

Everything you ever need to know about Taylor-Ramirez can be found HERE

 

Background

There's two undefeated super-lightweight kings, but only one undisputed title.

Unified WBC and WBO champion, Jose Ramirez, the pride of California’s Central Valley, will fight Scotland’s IBF and WBA champion, Josh Taylor, for the undisputed world championship, where the winner will become only the second undisputed super-lightweight champion of the four-belt era, joining pound-for-pound great Terence “Bud” Crawford.

Known as the 'Jaguar', Ramirez has been a world champion since March 2018, when he toppled Amir Imam via unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC strap. Following the Imam victory, he hired noted trainer Robert Garcia, and the duo has combined to go 4-0 in world title fights. Ramirez knocked out Maurice Hooker in July 2019 to unify world titles and defended his belts last August with a majority decision over former world champion Viktor Postol.

Ramirez, a 28-year-old proud son of Mexican immigrants is an agent of social change in his community, devoting his time and resources to a myriad of causes, including cancer research, water rights for area farmers, and COVID-19 relief for Central Valley field workers.

Like Ramirez, 'The Tartan Tornado' fought as a lightweight at the 2012 London Olympics, where he advanced to the Round of 16. While he didn’t turn pro until 2015, Taylor won the Commonwealth 140-pound title in only his seventh bout.

Taylor toppled Postol by unanimous decision in 2018 and won the IBF world title the following year with a decision over Ivan Baranchyk. He unified the IBF and WBA titles in October 2019, edging Regis Prograis by majority decision in a brutal masterpiece. He made his first defense as a unified champion last September, blasting out mandatory challenger Apinun Khongsong in the first round.

Taylor hopes to make a little history of his own as the first undisputed four-belt Scottish champion.

 

Quotes

Ramirez: “I’ve always been the underdog. That’s my mentality. I am fighting for my place in boxing history. No boxer of Mexican descent has ever held all four world title belts. I’m aware that most people are picking against me, but that only fuels me further. In my mind, I’m supposed to win this fight. I don’t let the outside noise get to me. No matter what you do, or who you beat, there’s always going to be somebody else out there. At this moment, that person is Josh Taylor. We both wanted the fight, and I respect him for taking on the challenge. Josh and I are out to make history, and I know I will be the better man on May 22.”

Taylor: “I’m excited it’s been finalised and over the line. I can’t wait to get in there for the biggest fight of my career. Fighting for the undisputed title is something all boxers dream about.”

Bob Arum: “This is the best boxing has to offer, two elite fighters in the prime of their careers colliding in a legacy-defining matchup for the undisputed championship of the world. It’s a true 50-50 fight, one that the fans and both fighters demanded.”

Final press conference quotes HERE

 

Predictions

Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “I expect an incredible battle for super-lightweight supremacy. I have never, ever bet against Josh Taylor and he has never given me any reason to. Despite the respect and admiration I have for Ramirez - in and out of the ring - I strongly believe that Taylor is an elite champion, deserving to be placed in the same echelons as Terence Crawford, who achieved the undisputed feat before him. So I predict Taylor to win on points in a close, thrilling battle!"

Read the full predictions article HERE featuring Viktor Postol, Akeem Ennis-Brown and more.

 

Rankings

Taylor: WBA, IBF & Ring champion; WBO #7; BoxRec #1

Ramirez: WBC & WBO champion; Ring #1; BoxRec #2

 

Stats

Taylor:
Age: 30
Bouts: 17
Rounds: 91
KOs: 76.47%
Height: 5' 10"
Reach: 69 1/2"

Ramirez:
Age: 28
Bouts: 26
Rounds: 127
KOs: 65.38%
Height: 5' 10"
Reach: 72"

 

Official Weights

Check back on Friday afternoon, May 21.

 

Betting Odds Supplied by Star Sports

85/40 Josh Taylor
4/11 Jose Ramirez
18/1 Draw

 

Running Order

8:45pm - First bell

#1 Javier Martinez vs Calvin Metcalf
6x3 Middleweight contest

#2 Raymond Muratella vs Jose Luis Gallegos
8x3 Super-featherweight contest

#3 Robeisy Ramirez vs Juan Tapia
8x3 Featherweight contest

#4 Andres Cortes vs Eduardo Garza
8x3 Super-featherweight contest

#5 Jose Enrique Vivas vs Louie Coria
8x3 Featherweight contest

12am - Main Event

#6 Elvis Rodriguez vs Kenneth Sims Jr
8x3 Super-lightweight contest

#7 Jose Zepeda vs Henry Lundy
10x3 WBC Silver super-lightweight title

#8 Josh Taylor vs Jose Carlos Ramirez
12x3 Undisputed super-lightweight contest

 

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