- Betting odds are favoring Josh Taylor -275 to defeat Jose Ramirez +118.
- The two undefeated world champions will put it on the line with the winner crowned the undisputed champion.
- Can Josh Taylor clear out the division and become a P4P great?
It’s on, winner will takes all On May 22, Las Vegas Nevada. Scotland’s Josh Taylor will take on Jose Carlos Ramirez to become the undisputed super-lightweight champion.
This is expected to be a highly competitive bout, we review the latest odds for Taylor vs Ramirez below.
Taylor vs Ramirez Odds
|Josh Taylor||-275, 4/11|
|Jose Ramirez||+118, 15/8|
Josh Taylor opened as a -189 betting favorite on some online betting sites. He now sits on average -275 with that growing to -300 come fight night. Currently, you can bet $275 to win $100 on Taylor defeating Ramirez.
Jose Ramirez is listed at +188 means you can bet $100 to net $118. If you are a fan of Ramirez expect for the betting line to change as the fight draws nearer and becomes an even bigger underdog.
Betting Analysis for Taylor vs Ramirez
Josh Taylor is the world’s best active light-welterweight right now. He has fewer fights than Ramirez with 17, but 78% come by way of knockout.
When Taylor fought Regis Prograis, he was the betting underdog. Taylor scored an MD win over Prograis, then went on to fight Apinun Khongsong adding another KO victory onto his record.
Ramirez is on fire right now. With a record of 26-0, 17 of these wins by way of knockout. His most impressive wins are his most recent three, Jose Zepeda, Maurice Hooker, and Viktor Postol.
Personally, I think both boxers have similar styles. They are midrange boxers with KO power. I would give the slight edge to Taylor for his ability to finish fights and arguably facing the tougher competition. It’s been a shorter road to the top for Taylor, compared to Ramirez who has 9 more pro fights on his record.
This fight will come down to who has the most left in the tank at 140 pounds. Stay tuned for a fight prediction and betting breakdown closer to the fight in May!
Josh Taylor Destined for P4P Status
The Scottish champion is already in The Ring pound-for-pound rankings, sitting at #9. However, he is yet to get recognition globally as some of the other top boxers in those rankings.
If Taylor can get past Ramirez in front of a live crowd in Vegas, then this will catapult the boxer to the next level. The next step for Taylor would be to eye up competition in the higher-weight classes. Perhaps a Bud Crawford fight down the road might make sense, especially with both fighters under TopRank.
Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said: “This is the best boxing has to offer, two elite fighters in the prime of their careers colliding in a legacy-defining matchup for the undisputed championship of the world.
“It’s a true 50-50 fight, one that the fans and both fighters demanded.”
Taylor vs Ramirez will be live on ESPN, May 22. For Ireland & UK fans, the platform to watch the fight is TBD.
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