Now An Undisputed Champion, Josh Taylor is Looking For Bigger Fights!
At The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, Josh Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) defeated Jose Ramirez to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming the undisputed super lightweight champion. Not only does Taylor own all four major belts in the division, but he also goes from a guy that was considered a very good world champion to now one of the elite fighters in the sport.
Nicknamed “The Tartan Tornado”, the 30-year-old from Edinburgh, Scotland has moved up to number four on the 3KingsBoxing Top Ten rankings. He is a top dog with a multitude of big fights in both, the super lightweight and welterweight divisions.
WILLING TO FACE ALL COMERS
Following the win over Ramirez, the media asked Taylor about his future at the post-fight press conference. His options include staying at super lightweight to defend his belts.
There is also the tantalizing prospect of moving up in weight and fighting the likes of current WBO Welterweight and former undisputed super lightweight champion Terence Crawford. For the Scot, his doors are wide open for any big fight available.
“We’re going to see what comes my way. I’m not going to be short of options. Every fight is going to be huge. Every fight is going to be a big fight now. 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.”
The fact that Taylor mentioned Crawford is noteworthy. Taylor has previously said he’s the one man who can defeat the uber-talented southpaw from Omaha, Nebraska. He also talked about staying at super lightweight. As he explained, he makes 140 pounds with ease and is not afraid to step in the ring with anyone.
If Taylor decides to stay at 140 and defend his undisputed status, he must first fulfill some mandatory obligations. Jack Catterall is the WBO mandatory contender. He took step-aside money for Taylor vs Ramirez to happen. Therefore, Catterall could very well be Taylor’s next fight.
That aside, “The Tartan Tornado” has officially reached a new stratosphere in his career. He can fight inside the ring and is very personable on the mic. The boxing world is his oyster.
Despite the career-best win, Taylor said he has yet to reach his potential during the post-fight presser. The spotlight is now on him to see how much more he can achieve.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.