Barry McGuigan, trainer for Josh Taylor (14-0, 12 KOs), is not worried about his fighter stepping in the ring with WBC junior welterweight champion Jose Ramirez (22-0, 16 KOs).
On Saturday night, Taylor picked up the biggest victory of his career when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over former world champion Viktor Postol - in a final WBC world title eliminator.
Taylor was tested tough and had to dig deep in the second half, including a knockdown in the tenth round.
Ramirez is scheduled to return to the ring against Danny O'Connor on July 7th at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. He captured the world title back in March with a decision over Amir Imam.
McGuigan is now going to review all of the future options out there for Taylor - including being a part of the upcoming World Boxing Super Series tournament at junior welterweight.
There is no problem with traveling over to the United States for a fight with Ramirez, but there is little interest in doing the fight on the West Coast.
“Josh made his pro debut on the undercard of a world title fight in El Paso. He then fought that awkward Mexican kid that took him the distance in Vegas, while he has fought in big arenas round the world as an amateur," McGuigan told The Scotsman.
“There is much more pressure on him now as a pro but he can handle it. I’m not worried about him fighting Jose Ramirez in New York. I wouldn’t like to take him to the West Coast of the States simply because Ramirez is very popular out there. But we’ll see what our budgets are like, we’ll see what the WBSS [World Boxing Super Series] is like as well and see what’s available.
“We’re keeping all our options open, which is the sensible thing to do.”