This weekend brings a huge fight in the junior welterweight division. ESPN will be airing Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez for all the belts that matter in the division. Taylor is 17-0 and will be defending his WBA, IBF, and The Ring titles while Ramirez is 26-0 and will be defending his WBC and WBO titles. Barring a draw, we can expect an undisputed and undefeated champion walking out of the ring late on Saturday, May 22.
The main event will start sometime in the 11 p.m. ET hour, and it will be preceded by seven fights over three hours on the full card. The main card starts at 8 p.m. and will air on ESPN and stream via WatchESPN.
Having the top two fighters in a given division in the main event is going to suck up most of the oxygen in the room, particularly when both fighters enter with undefeated records. The rest of the card includes some notable former amateurs and a super featherweight fight that Bad Left Hook thinks fans will enjoy between Louie Coria and Jose Enrique Vivas.
Taylor vs. Ramirez full card
- 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