Josh Taylor. (Picture by David Becker/Getty Photos)
Unbeaten Josh Taylor scored a unanimous choice victory over Jose ramirez to unify the junior welterweight division and develop into Scotland’s first undisputed boxing champion within the four-belt period.
The 30-year outdated Taylor defended his World Boxing Affiliation and Worldwide Boxing Federation titles and captured Ramirez’s World Boxing Council and World Boxing Group belts on the Virgin Resort in Las Vegas.
Taylor gained by 114-112 scores on all three judges’ playing cards to enhance to 18-0 with 13 KOs.
Ramirez suffered the primary lack of his veteran profession with the Mexican-American falling to 26-1 with 17 KOs.
Taylor floored Ramirez in back-to-back rounds in the midst of the battle. He landed a left on the chin within the sixth to knock Ramirez down after which did it once more within the seventh with a brief uppercut.
Ramirez truly acquired the higher of Taylor within the opening rounds and was the busier of the 2 within the twelfth, however he could not overcome the 2 knockdowns which appeared to sap him of a few of his energy and allowed Taylor to compile further factors on the scorecards.
Taylor is now simply the sixth four-belt champion in boxing historical past and Scotland’s first undisputed champ because the nice Ken Buchanan unified the light-weight division by successful the WBA, WBC and lineal championships within the Nineteen Seventies.
Taylor beat Ivan Baranchyk to win the IBF title in Might 2019 earlier than beating Regis Prograis to earn the WBA strap.
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