The eagerly anticipated undisputed 140lbs title fight between WBA Super and IBF champion Josh Taylor and WBC and WBO king Jose Carlos Ramirez is heading to the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas resort on May 22.

The venue is a surprising one given the stature of the fight, with larger, more familiar boxing sites such as the MGM Grand and T-Mobile Arena deemed more likely to host the unification clash between unbeaten champions in boxing’s fight capital.

But, according to Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, promoters Top Rank secured a significant site fee. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas was originally the Hard Rock Hotel resort before a rebrand in 2020.

Edinburgh’s Taylor (17-0, 13 KOs) is currently a 2/5 favourite with Betfred. Californian Ramirez (26-0, 17 KOs) is listed at 2/1 with the draw at 22/1.