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Josh Taylor unifies 140lb division with points win over Jose Ramirez

Josh Taylor
Jose Ramirez
Josh Taylor
Jose Ramirez

 Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez
 WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO World Super-lightweight Titles
 Saturday 22nd May 2021
 Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, Nevada
 Top Rank

Scotland's Josh Taylor joined a very exclusive club when he won a hard-fought decision over Jose Ramirez to become the fifth boxer ever to hold all four world title belts (WBC, WBA, IBF, & WBO) at the same time.

Knockdowns in the 6th and 7th round sealed the win for Taylor but he had to survive a torrid 3rd round and a spirited attack through the championship rounds from Ramirez.

The 28-year-old Ramirez from Avenal, California did everything he could to turn things around but the wins over Ivan Baranchyk and Regis Prograis have given Taylor the edge in experience at this highest of levels.

Scores: Tim Cheatham 114-112 | Dave Moretti 114-112 | Steve Weisfeld 114-112.