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- Jose Ramirez will face Josh Taylor to determine the world’s undisputed junior welterweight champion.
- Ramirez (26-0) is the WBC and WBO champ, while Taylor (17-0) holds the IBF and WBA belts.
- The main event will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on May 22 at at 8 p.m. ET via ESPN+ and ESPN.
Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor will fight to decide the world’s undisputed junior welterweight champion on May 22 in Las Vegas. Both fighters will enter the match with undefeated records; WBC and WBO champion Ramirez is 26-0 with 17 knockouts, while IBF and WBA champ Taylor is 17-0 with 13 knockouts.
The winner of Ramirez vs. Taylor will become the first undisputed champion in the junior welterweight class since Terence Crawford unified the four title belts in August 2017. Taylor enters the fight as the betting favorite, despite the younger Ramirez having more career wins. The title bout is an early contender for boxing’s best fight of the year, given the stakes between two undefeated champions.
Ramirez vs. Taylor will air on May 22 via ESPN and ESPN+, with the main card starting at 8 p.m. ET. Undercard matches will start at 4:45 p.m. ET on ESPN+. The entire event will be simulcast in Spanish on ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes.
How to watch Ramirez vs. Taylor
To watch Ramirez vs. Taylor live on May 22 you need access to the ESPN channel or ESPN+ streaming service.
The early undercard matches start at 4:45 p.m. ET and are exclusive to ESPN+. The main card will air on ESPN, ESPN+, and ESPN Deportes starting at 8 p.m. ET. An ESPN+ subscription costs $6 a month or $60 per year. ESPN cable subscribers can stream the fight on ESPN.com using their TV provider account information.
If you don’t have access to the ESPN on cable and you don’t want to sign up for ESPN+, you also have the option to watch the main event on ESPN through a live streaming service like Sling TV Orange, Hulu + Live TV, Fubo TV, and YouTube TV.
Of those services, Sling TV’s Orange plan is your cheapest option at just $35 a month ($10 for your first month).
Here’s the full fight card for Ramirez vs. Taylor
- Jose Enrique Vivas versus Luis Coria (Featherweight)
- Andres Cortes versus Eddie Garza (Junior lightweight)
- Jose Gallegos versus Raymond Muratalla (Lightweight)
- Javier Martinez versus Calvin Metcalf (Middleweight)
- Robeisy Ramirez versus Ryan Lee Allen (Featherweight)
- Jose Carlos Ramirez versus Josh Taylor (Junior welterweight title fight)
- Jose Zepeda versus Henry Lundy (WBC Silver light welterweight title fight)
- Elvis Rodriguez versus Kenneth Sims Jr. (Junior welterweight)