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Taylor vs Ramirez: Prediction, UK fight time, how to watch tonight

J

osh Taylor will be out to make history and achieve super-lightweight supremacy when he goes into battle against Jose Ramirez tonight.

The ‘Tartan Tornado’ is vying to become Britain’s first undisputed world champion of the four-belt era – and first overall since heavyweight legend Lennox Lewis in 1999 – in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

In just his 18th professional fight, Taylor, 30, will put his WBA and IBF titles on the line as he also looks to pick up the WBC and WBO belts from Mexican-American Ramirez.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist became a unified 140-pound champion on that memorable night in London, having previously outpointed Ivan Baranchyk to claim his maiden world title.

Ramirez, meanwhile, has held the WBC belt since March 2018, when he overcame Amir Imam. He defended that strap with successive decisions against Antonio Orozco and Jose Zepeda before unifying with a sixth-round stoppage of Maurice Hooker in July 2019.

His only fight since then came in August of last year – a somewhat controversial majority decision win over Viktor Postol.

Taylor vs Ramirez fight card/undercard in full

Jose Ramirez vs Josh Taylor

Jose Zepeda vs Hank Lundy

Elvis Rodriguez vs Kenneth Sims Jr

Louie Coria vs Jose Enrique Vivas

Andres Cortes vs Eduardo Garza

Robeisy Ramirez vs Ryan Lee Allen

Raymond Muratalla vs Jose Luis Gallegos

Javier Martinez vs Calvin Metcalf

Taylor vs Ramirez date, UK start time, venue and ring walks

Taylor vs Ramirez takes place on Saturday, May 22, 2021 inside The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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