Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez fights date, time, odds & how to watch the undisputed junior welterweight title fight
Two 2012 Olympians will stake their unified junior welterweight titles for the distinction of going undisputed on May 22 when WBC and WBO champion Jose Ramirez takes on WBA (Super), IBF and The Ring title holder Josh Taylor at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas. .
The fighters may not have made it to gold at the Olympics, but they turned their amateur experience into professional careers where both are undefeated and have gold titles instead of gold medals.
Ramirez (26-0, 17 KOs) won the vacant WBC title in 2018 with a unanimous decision over Amir Imam and won the WBO title with a sixth-round TKO from Maurice Hooker in 2019. The 28-year-old from Fresno, Calif., recently defended his titles with a majority decision against Viktor Postol last August in what was seen as a disappointing performance.
Taylor’s golden trip (17-0, 13 KOs) came in the World Boxing Super Series where he won the IBF title with a unanimous decision over Ivan Baranchyk in 2019 and narrowly secured by previously undefeated Regis Prograis in of the WBSS Finals to add the WBA Championship (Super) and The Vacant Ring. Taylor’s latest title defense came against a vastly outmatched opponent in Apinun Khongsong, whom the Scottish fighters stopped in one round last September.
These two trains will collide and one will lose both his unbeaten record as well as the titles he worked so hard to win.
Here’s how to watch Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez.
When does the Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez fight take place?
- Dated: Saturday May 22
- Time: 8:30 a.m. ET
- Main event (approximately): 11 p.m. ET
The Taylor vs Ramirez card takes place this next Saturday with the main card starting at 8:30 p.m. ET. The main event fighters are expected to make their ring march around 11 p.m. ET, although the exact time will depend on the duration of the sub-card.
How To Watch Taylor vs Ramirez: TV Channel, Live Stream
In Canada, the fight is on TSN3.
Where’s the Taylor vs. Ramirez fight?
The card will take place at Virgin hotels in Las Vegas.
Taylor vs. Ramirez odds
- Josh Taylor: -280
- José Ramirez: +200
- Draw: +1600
While both fighters are unbeaten, it’s Josh Taylor who is surprisingly a big favorite at -280, which means you’d have to bet $ 280 to see a $ 100 profit. As for Ramirez, he sits as a +200 underdog. A bet of $ 100 will pay off $ 200 if Ramirez wins.
Taylor vs. Ramirez: What’s the undisputed title?
The winner of the Taylor-Ramirez fight will join a rare company. During the four-belt era, there were only four undisputed champions of men’s boxing: Oleksandr Usyk (heavyweight), Bernard Hopkins (middleweight), Jermain Taylor (middleweight) and Terence Crawford (heavyweight) junior welter).
A unified champion holds two or more of the IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO belts in a single division, while an undisputed champion holds all four at the same time.
Recording and biography of Josh Taylor
- Nationality: British
- Born: January 2, 1991
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 69.5 “
- Total fights: 17
- Record: 17-0, 13 KOs
Recording and biography of Jose Ramirez
- Nationality: American
- Born: Aug 12, 1992
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 72 “
- Total fights: 26
- Record: 26-0, 17 KO
Taylor vs. Ramirez fight card
- Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez for WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring welterweight titles
- Jose Zepeda (c) vs Hank Lundy – for the WBC Silver light welterweight title
- Elvis Rodriguez vs. Kenneth Sims Jr .; Junior welterweight
- Louie Coria v Jose Enrique Vivas; Lightweight
- Robeisy Ramirez vs. Juan Tapia; Lightweight
- Andres Cortes v Eduardo Garza; Junior light
- Raymond Muratalla v Jose Gallegos; Lightweight
- Javier Martinez vs. Calvin Metcalf; Average weight