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Josh Taylor: Me vs. Jose Ramirez is One of The Biggest Fights in Boxing

WBA, IBF junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor is training hard for unbeaten mandatory challenger Apinun Khongsong.

The fight between Taylor and Khongsong is scheduled for September 26th. 

The fight was scheduled to take place a few months ago and pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

When Taylor steps into the ring, he will be coming off a layoff of eleven months - when he defeated Regis Prograis in a very tough fight to win the World Boxing Super Series tournament at 140-pounds.


A victory would lead Taylor in the direction of a full division unification against WBO, WBC champion Jose Ramirez.

Both Taylor and Ramirez are promoted by Top Rank.

Ramirez just overcame a very tough mandatory defense against former champion Viktor Postol of Ukraine.

Taylor believes the clash with Ramirez, which is being targeted for 2021, is one of the biggest fights in the entire sport.

"It's a massive fight. Outside the heavyweights - Joshua, Fury and Wilder - and maybe Canelo's next fight, I think it's one of the biggest fights in boxing. It doesn't happen often in the game that you get a fight for all the belts. I do think it's one of the biggest fights in boxing at the minute, a mouth-watering fight. There's only one winner though and that's me," Taylor told BBC Scotland.

"That's why I signed with Top Rank because all these fights should be easy to make. They've also said fighting in Scotland is not off the table, so that's what I want to do. To see my name in bright lights at the MGM Grand or Madison Square Garden, every fighter dreams of that. But having a fight at Edinburgh Castle or Easter Road would just be amazing for Scottish sport. Especially a fight at the Castle with that backdrop, it would be an iconic moment in Scottish sporting history."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BlackR0bbb on 09-18-2020

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;20766197]Yea, his last 5 opponents had a combined W94 & L1 record. Beats guys like Prograis, Postol, Baranchyk and your ex-Olympian hood poosay Ryan Martin. Actually made Martin quit :eek: [B]#Overrated[/B][/QUOTE] [B][I]Baranchyk is nothing special -- watch how Zepeda…

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 09-18-2020

It’s one of the best fights in all of boxing because they both come to fight, throws a lot of punches, both hit hard and they love to work the body plus fight on the inside! It would set the…

Comment by 1hourRun on 09-18-2020

This guy looks like hes abusing steroids and could get banned before he makes it to Ramirez. Josh, already dodged a bullet late last year when cops found coke up his booty. Josh Taylor's stablemate and friend, Billy Joe Saunders,…

Comment by boliodogs on 09-18-2020

Very poor grammar. Jose and I is one of the biggest fights in boxing would have been proper grammar.

Comment by boliodogs on 09-18-2020

It is an important fight because the winner will have all the belts. a rare thing these days.

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