Josh Taylor made history a year ago today, as he became the second undisputed champion from Scotland after Ken Buchanan, and becoming the first British man to become an undisputed champion in the four belt era of boxing.
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Taylor held the IBF and WBA titles in the lead up to this bout, whilst Jose Ramirez stood across the ring from him, who held the WBC and WBO belts. Taylor had won the World Boxing Super Series, as he won his belts throughout the tournament. Ramirez won the vacant WBC belt in 2018, unanimously defeating Amir Imam, before for adding the WBO strap to his waist when he knocked out Maurice Hooker within six rounds in 2019.
Both men were undefeated heading into the bout, and it took place in Las Vegas. The pair locked horns early and put on a thrilling contest from the get go.
Taylor found a chink in Ramirez' armour in round six, as he landed a huge straight left on the counter, which crumbled Ramirez to the canvas. Ramirez rose to his feet and the pair continued battle.
Another knockdown occured in the seventh, and once again it was in favour of the Scotsman, has he landed a wicked uppercut on the inside, flooring Ramirez. Ramirez complained to the referee claiming that he was in a clinch making Taylor's punch illegal, but the referee did not agree so it was ruled in Taylor's favour.
The pair continued to fight until the final bell. The general consensus was that the knockdowns would sway the bout into Taylor's favour, and they did so, as the scorecards all read 114-112 in Taylor's favour. Taylor had made history with this monstrous win, and entered the top 10 pound for pound rankings after picking up all the marbles in the super lightweight division.