Although Taylor took the first round, he appeared to be struggling in the second and third rounds as Ramirez landed a series of inside-body shots that the Scotsman seemed unable to stop and manage.
It was a strange scene for fans of British boxing, who were not accustomed to meeting their man in the middle of the ring and getting right in some exchanges.
One landed up and down, and Taylor would have tasted the web from amateur to professional for the first time in his career.
Perhaps it was foreign to fans of soft science in general.
“Looks like this guys,” ESPN’s Joe Tessitore reminds us of the commentary duties with former ring greats Andre Ward and Tim Bradley, who were enthusiastically licking everything.
When the best fights the best, as the punters of previous decades will attest, there are times when one man or the other has the upper hand.
Taking advantage of the pressure, Taylor rallied with some 10–4s to take the middle round, dropping his playing nemesis with a soft left hook on the meter in the sixth and a flush uppercut in the seventh.
Many referees felt that Kenny Bayless gave Ramirez extra time to regroup after the second knockdown, with California taking the final three or four rounds.
But Taylor’s work was completed as he won all three cards by a unanimous decision of 114–112.
In turn, he became only the sixth man to catch all the balls in a weight class in the four-belt era, and Scotland’s first undisputed champion, the great Ken Buchanan, did so in the early 1970s.
Undisputed club: Bernard Hopkins, Jermaine Taylor, Terence Crawford, Alexander Usick, Josh Taylor become the fifth fighter to win the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO world titles. @JoshTaylorBoxer. 4# Ramirez Taylorpic.twitter.com/qCidDPcj0g
– BBC 5 Live Sport (@ 5liveSport) May 23, 2021
“It’s been 15 years that I’ve been dedicating my life to sports, stopping everything, my social life, things I wanted to do with my friends, my family, my fiancée, things I missed Are. All were adapted for the moment and paid for in the end. ” “Tartan tornado” said after the fight.
“I’m not surprised, I’m not really surprised to be an undisputed champion. But it’s not submerged yet,” Accept.
Fight fans around the world are still in shock after seeing this rare thing due to poor sleep on Sunday morning.
A thrilling battle from start to finish, when two undefeated young champions put everything at stake and dared to be awesome.
Simply put, this is something they and the game deserve more.
As an arbitration tribunal ordered Tyson Fury to face Donte Wilder for the third time and hijack his plan to meet Anthony Joshua in the biggest heavyweight clash ever, Taylor vs. Ramirez perfect for a bad week The tonic was one in which the promoter and commission fee policy left a bitter taste in the public’s mouth.
Reminiscent of the old days, Taylor understands and will fight to give anyone, anywhere, what they want.
“It is one of two things. Either he is completely insane or he is a fanatic of punishment. @Tyson_Fury Can’t understand why Donte Wilder wants to get his hands on him again. (going through @MarkKriegel) pic.twitter.com/650UDDrMxW
– ESPN ringside (@ESPNRingside) May 23, 2021
“I want to go to 147 and do some big fights like Terence Crawford,” He said backstage at Virgin Hotels.
“I’m not going to call him. He’s a great fighter, but two undisputed champions will play there which would be great,“He suggested, referring to the last man in front of him to unite all the belts in boxing history, coincidentally in the same weight class against Julius Indongo in 2017.
Joshua and Fury’s camps are not the only ones that definitely need to be separated.
Oooowwweee told them I thought Josh was going to win
– Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) May 23, 2021
In a flurry of arrogance and greed between the fighters and their promoters, we can never see the best fight in the 147 welterweight class referred to by Taylor in Crawford v. Errol Spence.
Instead, veteran Manny Paciao deserves praise for throwing his hat into the ring against the latter’s Texans, as it would have been too easy for Al Hemone to hold an internal fight at the Premier Boxing Champions.
Both are represented by the top ranks, with their books also full of fury, the same logic would apply to the Taylor-Crawford conflict later this year.
Referring to themselves as ‘Four Horsemen’, lightweight Teofimo Lopez, Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis have been talked about so far and collectively insulted middleweight like Sugar Ray. Leonard, Tommy Hearns, Roberto Duron, and the late Marvin Hagler, who first received the band’s title in the 1980s.
Out of the quartet, Lopez, who, like Taylor and Ramirez, placed his legacy on the line, facing then-pound-for-pound number one Vasil Lomachenko and went on to become the youngest four-belt champion in history Released from the crown. , Is the only one who has expressed his intention to face the winner of the previous night and try his luck at 140.
Boxing is losing punters to championships like the UFC, where the likes of the peloton have no choice but to deny the fight against each other. Getting into fights between these top fighters will save the game, especially when the celebrity and YouTube circus are an unstoppable force that no one can control.
If they are all for the belt, even better.
But Taylor-Ramirez should not be a unique rarity in a generation when there is an embarrassment of talent in discipline.
By Tom Sanderson
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