Josh Taylor can have the possibility to turn into the undisputed super-lightweight world champion when he takes on Jose Ramirez on Might 22 in Las Vegas.
The Scot, who holds the WBA and IBF belts at 140lbs, will face America’s Ramirez and is hoping to prise the WBC and WBO trinkets from his waist.
WBO necessary Jack Catterall agreed to step apart in October 2020 final 12 months with a purpose to make it occur, with Taylor confirming the information through his social media web page on Tuesday afternoon.
The 30-year-old is undefeated from his 17 fights and has continued to make unimaginable strides all through his profession by going through more and more powerful exams at each step.
Taylor received the IBF super-lightweight title in entrance of the adoring Glasgow trustworthy towards the Belarusian Ivan Baranchyk within the World Boxing Tremendous Collection.
He adopted this up by profitable the competitors outright and lifting the Muhammad Ali trophy and the WBA title when he outpointed Regis Prograis in a Struggle of the 12 months contender on the 02 Enviornment in 2019.
The combat, which can be solely the second ever undisputed title combat at super-lightweight within the 4 belt period, can be a traditional from the very first bell.
Ramirez can also be undefeated and holds wins over Antonio Orozco and Jose Zepeda after which added the WBO title to his assortment by stopping Maurice Hooker in a traditional in July 2019.
The 28-year-old edged out Viktor Postol in August 2020, with Taylor telling BT Sport he noticed weak spot within the fellow champion and clamouring for the combat in September.
“I assumed within the Postol combat, it wasn’t an excellent efficiency in any respect,” he stated.
“I do really feel he can carry out higher than that, given the circumstances, however I wasn’t impressed with what I seen from him. I need that combat now.
“I consider I’ll whoop his ass all day lengthy. I simply consider I’ve bought the higher of him.
“I’ve by no means seen something from him that I haven’t seen earlier than. So yeah, I need that combat as quickly as attainable.”