Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez date: UK start time, full undercard, live stream and TV channel for huge undisputed clash this weekend

Josh Taylor takes on Jose Ramirez in a huge undisputed showdown in Las Vegas this weekend.

Taylor, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ from Prestonpans, Scotland, is the IBF, WBA and ‘The Ring’ super-lightweight champion will be looking to claim Ramirez’s WBC and WBO belts.

Josh Taylor is the WBA and IBF super-lightweight world champion
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Taylor is unbeaten in his 17 professional fights to date and saw off Apinun Khongsong in September.

Number eight in Ring Magazine’s pound-for-pound rankings, is now ready for a major step up in quality when he faces Ramirez.

The American is also undefeated and took his record to 26 and 0 by beating Viktor Postol last summer.

Someone will suffer their first career defeat this weekend and can Taylor bring the belts back to Scotland?

Taylor vs Ramirez: Date and how to watch

This 12-round super-lightweight bout will take place on Saturday, May 22 and is being held at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.

The ring walks for Taylor vs Ramirez are expected from 4am UK time on Sunday morning.

The night’s action will be shown on FITE TV from 1:30am in the UK and on ESPN in America.

UK customers can purchase and then live stream the bout on FITE TV for $12.99. Click here.

Taylor vs Ramirez: Undercard

Subject to change

  • MAIN EVENT: Jose Ramirez (c) vs. Josh Taylor (c) – for WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super-lightweight titles
  • Jose Zepeda (c) vs. Hank Lundy – for WBC Silver light welterweight title
  • Elvis Rodriguez vs. Kenneth Sims Jr
  • Lindolfo Delgado vs. TBA

Josh Taylor takes on unbeaten American Jose Ramirez this weekend
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Taylor vs Ramirez: What’s been said?

Josh Taylor: “I’ve trained hard and done everything I can do to the best of my ability. This is the best prepared I have ever been and I’m going to enjoy the ride.

“This is a colossal fight, not just for myself but for all of Scotland. I’d be the first person in Scotland to be a four-belt undisputed world champion, and the first undisputed champion since Ken Buchanan.

“To make sporting history and go into the history books is massive and gets my juices flowing. I’ve always dreamed of being undisputed champion and if you had told me a few years ago I’d nearly be here I wouldn’t have believed you.

“On paper Ramirez is my toughest fight to date. He’s a unified world champion and a decorated fighter, buy I can’t see him beating me, I can’t see it at all.”