Tay­lor says his Ramirez clash will be in Amer­ica

Daily Record - - SPORT - BY FRANK GAR­DINER

JOSH TAY­LOR ad­mits his undis­puted su­per light­weight fight with Jose Ramirez is likely to take place State­side, de­spite his dream of fighting at Ed­in­burgh Cas­tle.

The pair are set to lock horns at the start of next year in a mouth-wa­ter­ing tus­sle for all four belts.

With fans able to at­tend box­ing matches in the USA, some­thing that is not cur­rently al­lowed in the UK due to Covid-19, Tay­lor con­cedes he will have to head across the At­lantic for the bout with the Amer­i­can.

The Ed­in­burgh- born fighter is still des­per­ate to ful­fil his aim of fighting at Easter Road – the home of boy­hood club Hibs – or at the cas­tle es­planade. But he ad­mits be­ing top of the bill in a show State­side is also a huge at­trac­tion.

WBA and IBF champion Tay­lor said: “It’s prob­a­bly go­ing to be in the US with the way things are hap­pen­ing here with Covid, es­pe­cially the lock­downs north of the bor­der.

“I’m not fussed, that will be one ticked off the bucket list again. Go to the US, head­line a show in an undis­puted fight, a mas­sive piece of his­tory.”

Tay­lor, who knocked out Api­nun Khong­song in the first round be­hind closed doors last month, added: “I’d rather it was prob­a­bly in the USA with the way things are here.

“That last fight against Khong­song, it was a very strange feel­ing, walk­ing out to the ring and no­body was there.

“It felt like a spar­ring match but at the same time I had the men­tal­ity that it’s a world ti­tle fight.”

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