A supreme combat for the undisputed super lightweight championship between American José Ramírez and Scottish Josh Taylor, on Saturday, May 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The winner of Ramírez vs. Taylor will become the second undisputed super lightweight champion by joining Terence “Bud” Crawford.
Ramírez, the former Olympian from California’s Central Valley, spent the better part of two months training in Riverside, California, alongside Robert Garcia, who has guided his in-ring career following his March 2018 title victory over Amir Imam.
Ramirez (26-0, 17 KOs) is the underdog for the first time in his professional career, as Taylor (17-0, 13 KOs) is a 2-to-1 favorite at most bookmakers.
Ramirez is aware of this, but it does not distract him heading into the sixth world title fight of his career.
“I have never been the favorite. That is my mindset. I am fighting for my place in boxing history. No boxer of Mexican descent has held all four world titles.
“In my mind, I have to win this fight. I’m focused. I don’t let outside noise get to me. No matter what you do or who you beat, there will always be someone else out there. Right now, that person is Josh Taylor.
“We both wanted the fight and I respect him for accepting the challenge. Josh and I want to make history and I know I will be the best man on May 22nd. The odds are what they are, but the best super lightweight, the undisputed champion, will be crowned on May 22. ”