Josh Taylor promises he’ll ‘whoop’ Jose Ramirez as he makes surprise claim

Ruthless Josh Taylor made a devastating defence of his world titles – and immediately warned rival Jose Ramirez he is coming to clean up the division.

The Scot wiped the floor with hapless Apinun Khongsong in the first round if the defence of his IBF and WBA light welterweight belts.

Taylor wants the undisputed crown next and is determined to rip the WBO and WBC belts off Ramirez as soon as possible.

The undefeated World Boxing Super Series winner said: “I want Ramirez next. He’s a great champion at the top of his game. It wasn’t a good performance from him against Viktor Postol and I want that fight now.

“I whoop him all day long.

“Hopefully we can get that fight next. I’ll leave it to my management team. I know Jack Catterall is mandatory and I would be stepping aside if I was him.

“I’ve never ducked any one and I am game.

“To be honest I’d rather the fans were back because it’s one of the biggest fights in boxing.”

Taylor made a blistering return to the boxing ring since beating Regis Prograis and admitted he was too good.

He said: “I would have preferred more rounds to show what we’ve been working on in the gym.

“But you don’t get paid overtime. I can go and get my usual post-fight pint and pizza!

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“I felt the punch sinking in straight away. I knew he swings so I just smothered him up and hit him with the left hook.

“I knew it was a good shot but didn’t know how much it hurt until I saw him lying on the floor.

“He was heavy handed. i know people will say aye right. But I’d say he’s the hardest punchers I’ve been in with. I felt it straight away.

“That switched me on to be patient rather than landing right away and I managed to set one up.

Trainer Ben Davison said: “Khongsong was big, strong and long. We said he was a dangerous opponent.

“I knew he was very narrow at the waist so we spoke about him not being strong in the body.

“But Josh is one of the best body punchers in the world.

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