Josh Taylor poses with his title belts after his win by unanimous decision over Jose Ramirez. The five belts are from the WBO, WBA, IBF and WBC and The Ring magazine. Picture: David Becker/Getty Images

From Lochend to Las Vegas: Josh Taylor’s journey to undisputed world champion

In what was only his 18th professional fight, Josh Taylor made boxing history by becoming the first Briton in the four-belt era to become undisputed world champion.

Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 8:35 am

The Scot put his WBA and IBF super lightweight titles on the line against WBC and WBO champion Jose Ramirez, and defeated the Mexican-American on points in Las Vegas.

The victory over the previously unbeaten Ramirez (26-0, 17KOs) means Taylor become Scotland’s first undisputed world champion since Ken Buchanan.

Here’s how the Prestonpans fighter progressed from Commonwealth Games champion who learned his craft in Edinburgh’s Lochend Gym to boxing greatness.

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