Josh Taylor can cement a legacy for himself as the first British fighter to unify a division with four belts is he beats Jose Ramirez tonight.
The pair meet at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas with a crowd of 3,000 incredibly fortunate fight fans in attendance for a super lightweight bout that promises to be historic regardless of the outcome.
Taylor has drafted in the likes of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and top trainer Ben Davison to help him with preparations at the UFC Performance Institute in Nevada.
And despite being favourite with the bookies, Taylor knows he'll be facing one of the toughest tests of his career when he stands across from 26-0 Ramirez.
Should he get the win, Taylor has expressed an interest in defending the belts in the UK at either Easter Road or Edinburgh Castle in the future.
Here is everything you need to know about the big title fight…
What time is the fight?
The ring walks for the main event are expected at around 4am UK time, with the undercard kicking off at 1am.
How to watch on TV and via live stream
Surprisingly, no British broadcaster has picked up the fight, so fans can watch it on Fite TV for a one-time payment of £9.
It can be streamed to your TV on the Fite TV app.
Jose Zepeda (c) vs. Henry Lundy – WBC Silver light welterweight title
Jose Enrique Durantes Vivas vs. Luis Coria
Elvis Rodriguez vs. Kenneth Sims Jr
Raymond Muratalla vs. Jose Gallegos
Andres Cortes vs. Eduardo Garza
Robeisy Ramirez vs. Ryan Lee Allen
Javier Martinez vs. Calvin Metcalf
Taylor : “It was pretty cool the first time I saw my face up on the billboard outside the hotel, it was a pinch me moment – all the hard work, dedication and dreams had come true.
"It has come to fruition but the dream hasn't finished. I still have to go in there on Saturday and do the job.
“I quickly snapped back out of it.
“It was good for the first 10 minutes but now I've seen it a few times, I'm used to it now.
"I used to watch all the big Las Vegas fights, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, I used to watch them all.
“All these big fights were in Vegas as well, but I never thought for one minute it would happen to me.
“It couldn't have been any further from the reality of it happening to me. It is pretty cool.”
Ramirez: “I am trying to reach a lot of people. Every person has an opportunity to do something good in the world and hopefully they take it.
“I know I’ve been really blessed. I have a beautiful family and support from the people who really matter to me in my community.
“Boxing defines me but I also enjoy sharing some of my glory with the less fortunate.”
Source: Read Full Article