World champions Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor took half within the World Boxing Council’s 14-day weigh-in.
Each fighters submitted their 14-day pre-weight outcomes. Ramirez weighed in 146.1 kilos, whereas Taylor got here in at 147.2 kilos.
The 2 undefeated boxers will collide on Saturday, Might 22 in Las Vegas, with ESPN broadcasting the struggle – with the WBC, WBO, WBA, IBF junior welterweight titles at stake.
The winner will grow to be the second undisputed champion within the 4 belt period, becoming a member of Terence “Bud” Crawford.
Ramirez (26-0, 17 KOs) has been a world champion since March 2018, when he toppled Amir Imam by way of unanimous resolution to win the vacant WBC strap. Following the Imam victory, he employed famous coach Robert Garcia, and the duo has mixed to go 4-0 in world title fights.
Ramirez knocked out Maurice Hooker in July 2019 to unify the WBC, WBO world titles and defended his belts final August. In his final struggle, Ramirez picked up a majority resolution over former world champion Viktor Postol.
Like Ramirez, Taylor (17-0, 13 KOs) fought as a light-weight on the 2012 London Olympics, the place he superior to the Spherical of 16. Whereas he didn’t flip professional till 2015, “The Tartan Twister” received the Commonwealth 140-pound title in solely his seventh professional bout.
Taylor toppled Postol by unanimous resolution in 2018 and received the IBF world title the next 12 months with a choice over Ivan Baranchyk. He unified the IBF and WBA titles in October 2019, edging Regis Prograis by majority resolution in a brutal showcase masterpiece within the last struggle of the World Boxing Tremendous Sequence junior welterweight match.
He made his first protection as a unified champion final September, blasting out necessary challenger Apinun Khongsong within the first spherical. Taylor could be very motivated to etch his personal historical past, as the primary undisputed, four-belt Scottish champion.