In one month, WBC, WBO junior welterweight champion Jose Ramirez will collide with IBF, WBA champion Josh Taylor in a full division unification.
The contest is scheduled for Saturday, May 22 in Las Vegas, presented by Top Rank, which will be broadcast on ESPN.
The winner will become the second undisputed super lightweight champion in the four belt era, joining Terence “Bud” Crawford.
As part of the WBC's weight regulations, both boxers had to participate in a weigh-in 30 days out from the fight.
Ramirez weighed 153.2 pounds, while Taylor was a few pounds lighter at 150.2 pounds.
Ramirez (26-0, 17 KOs) 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 the WBC/WBO world titles and defended his belts last August. Then with a majority decision over former world champion Viktor Postol.
Like Ramirez, Taylor (17-0, 13 KOs) 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, “The Tartan Tornado” won the Commonwealth 140-pound title in only his seventh pro 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 showcase masterpiece in the World Boxing Super Series final.
He made his first defense as a unified champion last September, blasting out mandatory challenger Apinun Khongsong in the first round.