Josh Taylor has vowed that he will cement his legacy in the history books when he has his unification showdown with Jose Ramirez later this year.
IBF and WBA super-lightweight champion Taylor (17-0, 13 KOs) will face WBC and WBO super-lightweight champion Ramirez (26-0, 17 KOs) on Saturday 22 May, with the event broadcast live in the US on ESPN.
The superb battle of unbeaten fighters gives Taylor a chance to showcase his talents to a massive audience, and he’s determined to make the moment count.
The two boxers were able to pave the way for their highly anticipated bout, by satisfying their mandatory obligations in 2020.
Current WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford was the only boxer to unify all four of the major titles in the junior welterweight division. The winner of Taylor-Ramirez will create a top level challenger to Crawford in 2022.
Taylor told IFL TV: “You can ask any fighter, and they’ll all tell you that they’d love to fight in America. I’ve worked hard for this opportunity and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it.
“I’m not going to put any pressure on myself. I’ve achieved my goal of becoming a world champion. Everything else is a bonus if it happens.
“I really do believe this is the perfect time for me to make history and cement my legacy in the history books. I’m going to win this fight 100%, and America is getting ready to take notice of Josh Taylor.
“To Ramirez, be ready, train hard, and may the best man win. I wish him all the best. I will see you on May 22nd. To my fans, hopefully, I can provide you with a victory.”