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How odds have opened for Ramírez vs. Taylor welterweight unification bout

We break down the odds for the welterweight unification title fight between José Carlos Ramírez and Josh Taylor.

Josh Taylor pose during Tyson Fury’s workout at the Top Rank Gym on May 4, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images

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.

Current odds


Ramirez: +188
Taylor: -265

Moneyline 3-way

Ramirez: +195
Taylor: -250
Tie: +2000

To go the distance

Yes: -305
No: +215

Winning Method

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
Tie: +2000

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