Taylor says his Ramirez clash will be in America
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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