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Jose Ramirez: I have always been the underdog

WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez (26-0, 17 KOs) will have the biggest fight of his career as he takes on undisputed WBA/IBF/Ring Magazine champion Josh Taylor (17-0, 13 KOs), Scotland next Saturday night at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas live on ESPN.

Here is what he said.

“I’ve always been the underdog. That’s my mentality. I am fighting for my place in boxing history. No boxer of Mexican descent has ever held all four world title belts. I’m aware that most people are picking against me, but that only fuels me further.”

“In my mind, I’m supposed to win this fight. I don’t let the outside noise get to me. No matter what you do, or who you beat, there’s always going to be somebody else out there. At this moment, that person is Josh Taylor.”

“We both wanted the fight, and I respect him for taking on the challenge. Josh and I are out to make history, and I know I will be the better man on May 22.”

"The odds are what they are, but the best junior welterweight, the undisputed champion, will be crowned May 22."


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