May 22 2021
Saturday

Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Super Lightweight
17-0-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 114-112
  • 114-112
  • 114-112
UD 12
26-0-0

Belts on The Line

WBC World Super Lightweight Championship
WBA Super World Super Lightweight Championship
IBF World Junior Welterweight Championship
WBO World Junior Welterweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
28
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
69.7" / 177 cm
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOMDUDTKOUD
Form
MDTKOMDUDUD
17
Wins
26
13
By KO
17
76
KO%
65
0
Loses
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2012

Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight

-
The Ring
1
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Josh Taylor vs Jose Carlos Ramirez report

Who won Taylor vs Ramirez?

Josh Taylor beat Jose Carlos Ramirez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 22nd May 2021 at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 114-112, 114-112, 114-112 in favor of winner Josh Taylor.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).

This contest was for the undisputed super lightweight championship of the world, with the WBC, WBA, IBF & WBO belts on the line.

Also, on the undercard Elvis Rodriguez lost to Kenneth Sims Jr and Jose Zepeda defeated Henry Lundy.

Taylor vs Ramirez stats

Josh Taylor stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Jose Carlos Ramirez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 26 wins and 0 draws, with 17 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Taylor had advantage in power over Ramirez, with a 76% knock out percentage over Ramirez's 65%.

Josh Taylor was the older man by 2 years, at 30 years old.

Ramirez had 2-inch reach advantage.

Josh Taylor fought out of the southpaw stance, while Jose Carlos Ramirez was an orthodox fighter.

Taylor was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 7 months later than Ramirez, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 36 less professional rounds, 103 to Ramirez's 139.

Taylor vs Ramirez form

Taylor remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ivan Baranchyk on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Ryan Martin on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.

Going into that contest, he had beat Viktor Postol on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.

Before that, he had won against Winston Campos on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.

He had beat Miguel Vazquez on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 9th round at Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.

Ramirez had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Viktor Postol on 29th August 2020 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Maurice Hooker on 27th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Super Lightweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at College Park Center, Texas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Jose Zepeda on 10th February 2019 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Save Mart Arena, California.

Before that, he had defeated Antonio Orozco on 14th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Save Mart Arena, California.

Hehad beat Amir Imam on 17th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jose Carlos Ramirez had been fighting more than Josh Taylor.

Going to this contest, Josh Taylor had last fought 2 years, 1 month and 5 days ago, while Jose Carlos Ramirez's last outing had been 9 months and 25 days ago.

Taylor's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.

Ramirez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.8 rounds on average.

What time did Taylor vs Ramirez start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:30 PM EST / 6:30 PM PST at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 2:30 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Taylor vs Ramirez?

The ESPN show is expected to begin at 8:30 PM EST / 5:30 PM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (BTS).

What were the odds on Taylor vs Ramirez?

Josh Taylor was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Jose Carlos Ramirez made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+175) with oddsmakers.

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