Ramirez Eyes Lopez Bout, Taylor Rematch

Jose Ramirez may have lost his world titles, but the 28-year-old American is eyeing more big fights.

Las Vegas hosted one of the most anticipated fights of the year earlier this month when Ramirez and Josh Taylor put all of their super lightweight titles on the line to decide who would be undisputed champion. Taylor came out on top over 12 rounds, but Ramirez now wants to fight the number one lightweight Teofimo Lopez.

“Josh will be fighting Jack Catterall and then move to 147,” Ramirez tweeted.

“That was my plan too. But now I would like to fight Teofimo for any title he wishes at 140 once Josh vacates all of them. Then I’ll chase Josh at 147 for a rematch. I’ll get him!”

Lopez defends his WBA, IBF and WBO world titles against IBF mandatory challenger George Kambosos on June 19 in Miami. Should Lopez come through successfully he plans to move to the ten-stone division and challenge Josh Taylor for the Scot’s undisputed crown.

A rematch between Taylor and Ramirez would certainly be welcomed by boxing fans after their high calibre match-up in Sin City. Ramirez may now be without his titles but his stock certainly rose in defeat as he proved himself to be one of the very best in the world at 140lbs.

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