By Ponciano Melo – A new undisputed champion in boxing has been crowned in Josh Taylor. He successfully unified the four super lightweight belts after a unanimous decision victory against Jose Ramirez in a high-stake contest.
All three judges scored the fight 114-112 in favor of Taylor.
Taylor used an excellent uppercut to drop Ramirez and another counter for a second knockdown to widen the gap of their scores.
Although he didn’t win via knockout, Taylor displayed sensational boxing skills.
However, he was not purely satisfied with the outcome as he believed the gap should have been more comprehensive.
“I thought the scorecards were a little tight,” he said. “I thought they were well wider than that. I wasn’t too happy with the selection of the judges, but I wasn’t going to moan. I was confident in winning this fight anyway,” Taylor said.
His colossal victory boosted his status in the pound-for-pound list.
He sits at the number four spot behind unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez (3), Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (2), and the king Canelo Alvarez at the top.
Nonetheless, Top Rank legendary promoter Bob Arum sent his warm message to the new undisputed champion.
“What a sensational fight – both men should be applauded. And a hearty congratulations to the new undisputed champion, Josh Taylor. The future is bright for both warriors.”