Josh Taylor could face Terence Crawford, if both are victorious
Undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor (18-0, 13ko) will have a vested interest in cheering for WBO welterweight Terence “Bud” Crawford to defeat two-time champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter. The reason is, he will more than likely face Crawford next.
CHASING TERENCE CRAWFORD
It is a well-known fact that when Taylor defeated Jose Ramirez, he was calling to face Bud.
“I’d like to go to 147 and chase a real big fight like Terence Crawford. Two undisputed world champions going at it at 147 would be awesome. It would be amazing.”
Well, it looks like he could get his wish as Bob Arum wants to make that fight next, provided Crawford is victorious. During an interview with FightHype, the Top Rank head honcho stated his belief that would be a massive fight.
“It’s the biggest fight out there. Particularly if the fight were in the U.K, it would be massive.”
It has to be music to the ears of the undisputed champion. It coincides with what Taylor said earlier over the summer.
“I spoke to Bob [Arum], and he said in discussions about what’s next. That can happen in the next fight or two….But that fight is easily made. We are both under the same umbrella, so it’s easily made.”
DO NOT LOOK TOO FAR AHEAD
Before fans look too far ahead, Taylor still has to deal with WBO mandatory challenger Jack “El Gato” Catterall. The undisputed champion is well aware of the danger that El Gato possesses. Moreover, he should be praised for keeping his word of taking this fight after Catterall stepped aside to allow the undisputed fight with Ramirez to take place.
Josh Taylor suffered an injury that has postponed their fight in December until February 26. The undisputed champion felt gutted to have suffered such an injury and took to social media to inform the fans.
“I’m gutted & frustrated that my fight on December 18th has been postponed. I’ve picked up an injury in training which has forced me to put the fight back.”
In 2022, there are some potentially good match-ups, and two undefeated, undisputed junior welterweight fighters, and in their prime, is worthy of our attention.
By: Garrisson Bland
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