Jose Ramirez aims to go against Josh Taylor in the fight for the undisputed championship at 140lb. Ramirez still plans to go for all the belts despite the coronavirus pandemic affecting various sports across Europe and the world. This bout comes before the welterweight and Ramirez is hoping that a win will propel him to even bigger stardom at 147lb.
With the COVID-19 crisis affecting almost every sport in the world, the undisputed fight between former champion Viktor Postol and the current unified WBO and WBC junior welterweight holder Ramirez has been delayed for over four months. With that said, this fight was twice postponed due to the corona pandemic.
His mandatory challenger Viktor Postol has won 31-2 and has 12 knockouts to his name. The first Ramirez vs Postol fight was set for Feb. 1, and the second match was rescheduled for May 9. Still, as in the first case, it was postponed to a later date due to travel concerns arising from coronavirus pandemic.
Ramirez has won 25 matches, has 17 knockouts, and knows no defeat. Having trained hard and waited for more than half a year, the titleholder is understandably frustrated and sees the delay as an obstacle to moving to 147lb. Ramirez says that he had planned to have at least three fights in 2020 before moving to 147lb in 2021. He really wants to fight for all the belts, but he understands that he needs to be the undisputed and the best 140-pounder to qualify for the next weight class.
Ramirez’s main challenger is Josh Taylor from Scotland. Taylor holds WBA and IBF titles. He’s also an undisputed champion in his own measure, having never tasted defeat and winning 16 bouts in which 12 were knockouts. Like Ramirez’s case, Josh Taylor’s fight with Apinum Khonsong was set for May 2-one week before Ramirez-Postol’s but was called off due to the corona pandemic.