Josh Taylor points of interest on Jose Ramirez fight after defence of IBF, WBA belts
Josh Taylor is determined to be the person to face Jose Ramirez next after making light work of his modern mission but the tag of undisputed extraordinary-light-weight champion won’t include the competition.
The Scot knocked out Thailand’s Apinun Khongsong in the first round as he defended his IBF and WBA belts in London.
Taylor, who also holds the sought-after Ring Magazine belt, without delay grew to become his sights to Ramirez, the WBC and WBO champion.
Mandatory WBO challenger Jack Catterall isn’t prepared to step aside and wait even as the 2 champions face off however joint promoters Top Rank hinted the fight could be within the offing.
The WBO sanctioned the recent name bout between Ramirez and Viktor Postol, which the champion gained on a majority decision on August 30, only if the winner then faced Englishman Catterall within one hundred twenty days.
A deadline to agree a deal has already exceeded without any assertion and Ramirez is now being hunted through both Taylor and Catterall.
After his quickfire victory, Taylor, who has additionally crushed Postol, told BT Sport: “I need Ramirez next, a hundred in line with cent. He’s a superb champion, he’s unbeaten like myself, hungry, on top of his game.
“I notion against Postol it wasn’t a very good performance at all. I sense he can carry out better than that given the situations.
“I want that combat now. I trust I whoop his a** all day long. I simply believe I’ve were given the thrashing of him. I in no way noticed something from him that I have not visible before.
“I recognise the scenario with the mandatory but with any luck we will get that labored out. I would love, for selfish and personal motives, to get that combat next. I experience I deserve it.”
The World Boxing Super Series champion added: “I were in large fight after massive combat for my closing 4 fights, no longer ducked every person, in no way ducked a match like someone else. I’m sport, I will combat the first-rate on every occasion they need.”
However, Catterall had a message for both champions straight after Taylor’s combat. While congratulating the Scot, the Chorley fighter instructed Ramirez on social media: “Over to you defend or vacate?”
When requested if he would step aside for a rate and a guarantee he might face the winner, the unbeaten 25-12 months-old stated: “18 months at mandatory. Beat everyone requested of me I’m geared up to head towards the exceptional and check my self. Time waits for one and not anything is guaranteed.”
He added: “I can and could beat Ramirez.”
Taylor stated: “If Jack Catterall does get that combat, he does deserve it. I can see his point of view due to the fact he is been obligatory for a very long term and, if I was him, I could want my shot. But in my view I need the combat next. I want to be the man to conquer him.”
Taylor’s first combat in eleven months after his epic overcome Regis Prograis proved some thing of an anti-climax. The mandatory challenger, combating out of doors of Asia for the primary time, was floored through a body shot and writhed around in soreness before in the end rolling himself out of the ring on to a stretcher.
Taylor, fighting below trainer Ben Davison for the primary time, stated: “I might have preferred to have proven a chunk extra of what Ben and I had been improving on but, you recognize what, you do not get paid beyond regular time.
“I were given him accessible right now and I can cross and get my typical after-match pint and pizza.”