Josh Taylor suggests Jose Ramirez and team have backsides ‘twitching’ over fight

Josh Taylor reckons Jose Ramirez and his team are twitchy over the thought of facing him in an undisputed clash next year.

And watching the Tartan Tornado blow away Thai mandatory challenger Apinun Khongsong in 161 seconds won't have settled them down.

Taylor, 29, defended his IBF and WBA light-welterweight crowns with a stunning first-round knockout at the supporter-less York Hall on Saturday night.

Now all eyes are on a clash with WBC and WBO king Ramirez.

Taylor said: “I think he has already got doubts anyways.

“From what they've said in their interviews they are talking a lot of nonsense and I know they are worried, I know they are shook.

“I know for a fact that their a***hole is twitching like a rabbit's nose.

“I'm ready to go, I'm not afraid of anyone. I think his manager and that are clutching at straws.

“If his manager was that game with his fighter, he would have ended up in the World Boxing Super Series tournament. Simple as.

“That sent massive signals when they declined to go in the tournament.

“Is Ramirez himself afraid? No I don't think he is afraid but his manager and team having faith in him that is a different story.”

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Taylor spent 11 months out of the ring after his epic win over Regis Prograis to win the World Boxing Super Series last year.

But he needed just one shot to finish Khongsong as a left hook to the body left the visiting fighter in agony before he was rushed to hospital with suspected broken ribs.

“It was a good shot, I felt it sinking in straight away, I felt it go through my arm and I think I've put his rib cage out his back. I've definitely caved his rib cage in,” said Taylor.

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“I did have a wee dream about it the other night, coming out and knocking him out in the first round and I actually have.”

When Taylor added the WBA belt to his IBF one by beating Prograis he joked the belts would be the only furniture in his new home near Edinburgh.

But he is building a display cabinet and there will be room for another two straps.

He said: “They are not going anywhere any time soon. I built a space for two more belts, I hope he is keeping them warm for me.”

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The one problem for Taylor facing Ramirez next is fellow Brit Jack Catterall being mandatory for the American's WBO belt.

Taylor has promised Chorley ace Catterall he will get his shot at the titles if he steps aside for him to face Ramirez next.

He added: “Catterall is a great fighter.

“A fight for the undisputed belts, Scotland against England, the old enemy sort of thing, that would be a massive fight.”

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