Josh Taylor to Compete in World Boxing Super Series
Josh Taylor to Compete in World Boxing Super Series it’s been confirmed.
Taylor is now the current undefeated WBC super lightweight mandatory and is set to compete in the World Boxing Super Series.
His last fight was against Ukrainian Victor Postol from which he came out victorious after a unanimous decision. This earned him a mandatory spot for the WBC world title.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Josh Taylor said, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the competition.
“It’s a great chance for me to become world champion with multiple organisations.
“It’s also a great honour to fight for the Ali Trophy. In honour of the greatest boxer of all times.”
Josh Taylor’s record currently stands at 13-0,11KOS and had his first professional fight in 2015. The man from Scotland now joins IBF mandatory Ivan Baranchyk from Russia, Kiryl Relikh from Belarus and WBA world super lightweight champion and Anthony Yigit.
Who is the European champion and IBF mandatory for the competition that will take place in 2018-2019. There will be four more fighters added to the list.
World Boxing Super Series
The World Boxing Super Series will feature three weight classes, including the super lightweight and bantamweight.
In the bantamweight division is Ryan Burnett who is the current WBA super bantamweight champion, the IBF world bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez and Zolani Tete, the WBO world Bantamweight champion.
Josh Taylor will be looking forward to continuing on his winning streak. The belt is currently under the possession of Carlos Ramirez who will be fighting Patrick O’Connor in California on July 7.
Many fans were surprised by Josh Taylor’s move and would have expected the Scot to take the more accessible route by sitting out the world boxing super series tournament. Already the list of fighters in the competition is impressive with the likes of Kiryl Relikh.
However, if things go in Josh’s favour, he stands to make some good money and also take home the Muhammed Ali trophy together with the WBA and IBF bels. What’s more, he also stands the chance of gaining mass popularity extremely fast by participating in the WBSS competition.
Let’s consider what happened with Carl Froch. He may have beat Andre Dirrell only to later lose to Andre Ward back in 2011. Nonetheless, he came out as a highly favourite fighter.
There is anticipation that Taylor will face the dangerous Regis Pograis if he joins the competition.