Top Rank Promotions founder Bob Arum has announced that the welterweight title fight between Josh Taylor (17-2, 13 KOs) and Jose Ramirez (26-0, 17 KOs) is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021. According to the promoter, both fighters agreed that the winner of the bout would fight.with WBO mandatory challenger Josh Catteralla.
Arum is convinced that: “The public wants to see these two kings fight each other.” He expressed the hope that at the time of the match the quarantine will end and the audience, without restrictions, will be able to watch the confrontation of the champions from the stands.
However, here, a well-known promoter, obviously, is wishful thinking, since, according to scientists, the coronavirus vaccine will appear no earlier than the II-III quarter of next year.
As for the significance of the fight, it is, of course, difficult to overestimate. Now both fighters have 2 main championship belts. The winner in this pair will automatically become the undisputed welterweight champion, significantly strengthening his position in the pound-for-pound ranking