The junior welterweight division will be on display on May 22 with a pair of undefeated boxers looking to unify the weight class. José Carlos Ramírez brings his 26-0 record and the WBC and WBO titles to the ring. Josh Taylor brings his 17-0 record and WBA, IBF, and The Ring Magazine titles to the fight.
Taylor enters the fight as a fairly sizable favorite, opening at -265 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Ramírez is installed as a +188 underdog. Taylor winning by points after 12 rounds opens as the favorite among the various winning methods, installed at -121. Taylor has 13 stoppages in his 17 fights while Ramírez has 17 in 26 fights.
Taylor and Ramírez have one fight in common over their respective careers — Viktor Postol. Taylor fought Postol in June of 2018 and beat him via unanimous decision. The scorecards were 119-108, 118-110, and 117-110. Ramírez fought Postol in his most recent bout, beating him via majority decision in August of 2020. The scorecards were 115-113 and 116-112 for Ramírez and a 114-114 draw.
To go the distance
Taylor, by points (after 12 rounds): -121
Taylor, by KO, TKO or DQ: +375
Ramirez, by points (after 12 rounds): +350
Ramirez by KO, TKO or DQ: +650
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