ESPN Offers Extensive Top Rank: Ramírez vs. Taylor Fight Week Programming

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ESPN Offers Extensive Top Rank: Ramírez vs. Taylor Fight Week Programming

Saturday Undercard Begins Live at 4:45 p.m. ET on ESPN+ (English and Spanish)

  • Saturday Undercard Begins Live at 4:45 p.m. ET on ESPN+ (English and Spanish)
  • World Championship Main Card at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+

The most anticipated fight so far in 2021 airs live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+, this Saturday, May 22 when WBC/WBO champion José Ramírez (26-0, 17 KO) and IBF/WBA champion Josh Taylor (17-0, 13 KO), clash in a winner-take-all battle of unbeatens for the undisputed junior welterweight world championship live from The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Live coverage begins at 4:45 p.m. ET., with undercard action on ESPN+ (English and Spanish).  Main card coverage airs on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ (English and Spanish) at 8 p.m. ET.

Fight week and fight night programming will feature ESPN’s boxing commentator team, including Joe Tessitore, two-division world champion and 2004 U.S. Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward, and future Hall of Famer Timothy Bradley. The on location desk team will feature Bernardo Osuna and Mark Kriegel. WBO female junior lightweight champion and 2016 U.S. Olympian, Mikaela Mayer, will join ESPN’s commentator team as guest analyst for the undercards.

Coverage across ESPN platforms begins Thursday, May 20 with a full lineup of Ramírez vs. Taylor preview content in primetime on ESPN. Complete fight week coverage includes:

ESPN.com

ESPNDeportes.com will feature pre-and post-fight content, videos, daily reports, stats, and real-time fight score and analysis.  

Top Rank on ESPN Ramírez vs. Taylor (All Times ET)

Thur., 5/20

 

3 p.m. Top Rank  on ESPN: Ramírez vs. Taylor Official Press Conference (LIVE) ESPN+
8 p.m. Max on Boxing: Ramírez vs. Taylor Preview Special ESPN
9 p.m. State of Boxing: Ramírez vs. Taylor Preview Special (LIVE) ESPN
9:30 p.m. Blood, Sweat & Tears: Ramírez vs. Taylor (Episode 1) ESPN
10 p.m. Blood, Sweat & Tears: Ramírez vs. Taylor (Episode 2) ESPN
Fri, 5/21 4 p.m. Top Rank  on ESPN: Ramírez vs. Taylor Weigh-In (LIVE) ESPN App, ESPN YouTube
Sat., 5/22 4:45 p.m. Top Rank  on ESPN: Ramírez vs. Taylor (Undercard) (LIVE) ESPN+ (English & Spanish)
8:00 p.m. Top Rank  on ESPN presented by DraftKings: Ramírez vs. Taylor (Main Card) (LIVE) ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ (English & Spanish)
10:30 p.m.* Top Rank Post Show: Ramírez vs. Taylor (LIVE) ESPN+

*Immediately follows conclusion of Main Card

 

8:00 PM Main José Ramírez (C*) vs. Josh Taylor (C**) IBF**, WBA**, WBC*, WBO* undisputed Jr. Welterweight world championship
Co-Feature Jose Zepeda vs. Hank Lundy
Special Feature Kenneth Sims Jr. vs. Elvis Rodriguez
4:45 PM Feature Louie Coria vs. Jose Enrique Vivas
Undercard Eduardo Garza vs. Andres Cortes
Undercard Robeisy Ramirez vs. Ryan Lee Allen
Undercard Raymond Muratalla vs. Jose Gallegos
Undercard Javier Martinez vs. Calvin Metcalf

 

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