Will the WBSS tournament be the next stop in the future?
Josh Taylor (12-0,11KO’s) is a tremendous talent out of the United Kingdom who has been on the fast track to the top since turning pro. Taylor easily passes the eye test as the 27 year old has been impressive in his short career.
On June 23rd, he is scheduled to take on his toughest opponent to date; former WBO, WBC super lightweight champion Viktor Postol (29-1,12KO’s). Postol is a tough opponent who holds a victory over Lucas Matthysse. The same Matthysse that will be facing Manny Pacquiao next month.
His only loss has come against one the best fighters in the world, Terence “Bud” Crawford. Should Taylor get pass Postol, he plans on joining the World Boxing Super Series super lightweight tournament. The young lion has a tall task in front of him, and I’m sure the emphasis will be for him not to look past his opponent.
Taylor will be looking to make a name for himself in the tournament and show that he belongs on the world stage.
The WBSS tournament has been great for boxing. The main focus is to put champions and the respective division’s best against one another. Taylor’s team has stated they are looking at WBC champion Jose Ramirez, but if he indeed plans to enter the tournament, good match-ups will be available there as well.
By: Wilson Urena