Josh Taylor (pictured) was celebrating right now after changing into Britain’s first undisputed world champion within the four-belt period.
The Prestonpans puncher is now king of the division and is Scotland’s second undisputed world champion, 50 years after his idol, Edinburgh-born Ken Buchanan.
The historic second got here after defeating American challenger Jose Ramirez by a unanimous factors determination in a light-welterweight unification bout in Las Vegas.
Taylor, like Buchanan, needed to journey to win and two devastating left arms performed a serious half in recording a 114-112 rating on all judges’ playing cards.
Taylor ended Ramirez’s undefeated report and prolonged his to 18 bouts to develop into solely the fifth man within the sport to carry all 4 belts in a division.
His win comes lower than seven years from Taylor’s gold successful marketing campaign on the Commonwealth Video games in Glasgow.
The Scot retained his IBF and WBA titles and added the WBO and WBC belts but it surely was not straightforward for Taylor who was lower by the 28-year-old.
The steely, 30-year-old Scot, dug deep and stored his composure regardless of blood seeping from the wound and he the primary knockdown within the first 15 seconds of the sixth spherical was an enormous second within the entertaining combat.
One spherical later and Ramirez, rated the underdog forward of the combat, was down once more following an beautiful uppercut.
It was not all a method. The dogged American dug deep and caught Taylor with jarring jabs and mixture punches late on and he continued to press in direction of the ultimate bell.
Each males raised their arms on the finish of the competition but it surely was the Scot who obtained the nod and now makes his means into the boxing historical past books.