Josh Taylor targets fight with USA superstar Terence Crawford

Josh Taylor says he wants a fight with American Terence Crawford next after he defeated Jose Ramirez to unify the light-welterweight division.

The Scot knocked Ramirez down twice on the way to winning by unanimous decision at the Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday morning.

And now he is prepared to move up to welterweight to fight Crawford.

“I think two undisputed champions going at it at 147 pounds would be awesome, would be amazing,” said Taylor.

“I’m not going to be short of options now, every fight is going to be huge. We’ll take it and see what comes my way, we’ll just ride the wave.”

Taylor defeats Ramirez to unify division
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Taylor is now Britain’s first undisputed world champion in the four-belt era after an enthralling fight against Ramirez, which took his record to 18 wins from 18.

He recorded 114-112 scores on all judges’ cards to become just the fifth man in the sport to hold all four belts in a weight division; retaining his IBF and WBA titles and adding the WBO and WBC belts to his haul.

Ramirez hit the deck in the sixth round, and was toppled again in the seventh, with referee Kenny Bayless being accused by the Scot for “giving” Ramirez an extra few seconds to recover which helped him get through the round.