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Ramirez vs Taylor: Boxing pros react to Josh Taylor’s win over Jose Ramirez

We’ve got a new undisputed champion in boxing, and with no real controversy.

Jose Ramirez v Josh Taylor Photo by David Becker/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Josh Taylor put himself in elite company tonight, becoming either the fifth or sixth (depending on your belief in Teofimo Lopez’s claim) undisputed champion in men’s boxing in the four-belt era, beating Jose Ramirez to unify the 140 lb division.

Taylor (18-0, 13 KO) won on scores of 114-112 across the board, which is a close score and only stopped from being a draw by a pair of knockdowns — or, really, at least one of them — in the sixth and seventh rounds.

But there isn’t a lot of controversy shouting out there given the scoring, other than whether or not Taylor deserved to win by wider margins. (He thinks he did, and I agree, and I think a lot of people feel the same. I’m sure there are others who disagree, but it’s not becoming A Thing.)

While this wasn’t one of those mega-marquee blockbusters, it was a truly, hugely significant fight for two guys right in their primes, who put on a hell of a fight, and the boxing world was tuned in.

Here’s some of what was said after the dust settled from pros around social media.

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