Former EBU champion Alex Arthur is backing Josh Taylor to win in spectacular style this coming Saturday evening in Las Vegas.
Taylor is scheduled to face Jose Ramirez in a battle of unbeatens – with the WBO, IBF, WBA, WBC junior welterweight titles at stake.
The winner will turn out to be one of many few fighters in historical past to unify all 4 of the main sanctioning titles within the 4 belt period.
Ought to he win, Taylor plans to maneuver as much as welterweight to pursue extra titles.
If Taylor sticks to his boxing skills, Arthur believes the competition might turn out to be fairly straightforward for him.
“Josh might make this battle very straightforward for himself. He might completely outbox Ramirez as a result of I truly don’t assume he’s that good. Ramirez may be very restricted in what he can supply, he’s received poor steadiness, his selection isn’t nice. However he’s received a giant coronary heart, nice stamina and can throw a great deal of punches, notably within the final spherical,” Arthur defined to the Edinburgh Information.
“He’s world class within the current period however I’m undecided you’d name him that if you happen to had been to return to the Ricky Hatton-era and guys round that point. He does loads behind the guard, his work-rate is unbelievable, however that’s all he’s received in my view. Whether or not or not the battle is as easy as that continues to be to be seen due to the character of the beast. It might additionally flip right into a little bit of a scrap. I don’t assume we’ll see a knock-out so Josh ought to simply field sensible. I believe he’ll win on factors.
“Guys like Ramirez are used to the altitude of Las Vegas, the warmth, time zone to allow them to make it work for them. It has a distinct affect on you, which I can’t actually describe apart from it’s odd. It’s onerous to elucidate. You simply get loads drained extra rapidly.”
And Arthur agrees with Taylor’s future intentions of heading up in weight to the welterweight restrict.
“After this I don’t assume there’s actually anyone else for Josh to battle at 140-pounds. I believe he must go as much as 147-pounds after this and search for a number of the massive boys like (Errol) Spence, (Terence) Crawford and make himself some massive cash as nicely. If Josh had been to field Crawford, you’re not going to get a lot greater than that. It might be completely large and prone to be the most important battle he’ll ever have. It might be straightforward to make as they’re each with the identical promoter so it’s thrilling,” Arthur mentioned.