Undefeated unified junior welterweight champion Jose Ramirez wants to be undisputed!
The recent news about WBA junior welterweight champion Regis Prograis pulling out of the World Boxing Super Series tournament has possibly placed a unification with IBF champion Josh Taylor in limbo.
However, 27 year-old California boxer Jose Ramirez is still willing to fight both champions, if possible, to become undisputed.
In a recent interview with the media, the unified champion stated the following.
“I want all four belts! I was hoping that I would get to face the winner and get two belts in one fight.”
“I believe I have a mandatory to go through before the year ends. I’ll be back in the ring after the holidays and hopefully chase one of those two fighters.”
Ramirez would emphasize the importance of facing the two top champions before exiting the division. Once he moves up, he can target a possible fight with stablemate and WBO welterweight champion, Terence Crawford.
Making these fights with either champion shouldn’t be a problem. The WBA champion has fought on the ESPN platform before. Also, given Top Rank’s willingness to work with other promoters, they could also negotiate a fight with the IBF champion.
It’s refreshing to hear this kind of talk. Both pundits and fans can agree that going for undisputed is what we want to see happen in every division. At the very least, we want to see more unifications that bring more clarity to the old age question “who is the top dog?”
The junior welterweight division has been fun to watch this year and primarily due to these potential match-up, its gearing up to be a great year in 2020.
By: Garrisson Bland