The junior welterweight division will be on display Saturday evening with a pair of unbeaten boxers looking to unify the division. IBF, WBA, and The Ring champion Josh Taylor brings his 17-0 record to the ring when he faces WBC and WBO champion Jose Ramirez, who is 26-0.
How to watch Jose Ramirez vs. Josh Taylor
Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor are set to fight Saturday, May 22 at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas. The winner will become the undisputed junior welterweight champion.
ESPN and ESPN Deportes will be airing the fight in the United States. If you’re unable to watch on TV, you can live stream the event with ESPN+ and WatchESPN, or by downloading the ESPN app on your mobile device. You’ll need a subscription to watch. If you don’t have cable, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream Saturday’s unification bout.
The main card will get underway at approximately 8 p.m. ET. Ring walks for Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor are expected at around 11:00 p.m., depending on the length of the undercard.
Taylor enters the fight with 13 KOs among his 17 victories. His last fight was in September 2020 and was a first round knock-out victory over Apinun Khongsong. It was Taylor’s first defense after a majority decision win over previous titleholder Regis Prograis.
Ramirez has 17 KOs among his 26 victories. His last fight was in October 2020 and was a majority decision victory over Viktor Postol. It marked his fourth victorious defense of the WBC belt and his first victorious defense of the WBO belt. Postol is the one common opponent between Ramirez and Taylor. Taylor beat Postol by unanimous decision.
Taylor by points (after 12 rounds): -121
Ramirez by points (after 12 rounds): +350
Taylor by KO, TKO, or DQ: +375
Ramirez by KO, TKO, or DQ: +650
- Main event: Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez for the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, The Ring junior welterweight titles
- Jose Zepeda (c) vs. Hank Lundy – for WBC Silver super lightweight title
- Louie Coria vs. Jose Enrique Vivas; super featherweight
- Elvis Rodriguez vs. Kenneth Sims Jr.; junior welterweight
- Raymond Muratalla vs. Jose Gallegos; lightweight
- Andres Cortes vs. Eduardo Garza; lightweight
- Robeisy Ramirez vs. Juan Tapia; featherweight
- Javier Martinez vs. Calvin Metcalf; middleweight