Josh Taylor says he is the man to defeat Terence Crawford
Unified junior welterweight champion Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor (16-0, 12KOs) believes he’s the man to give top pound for pound fighter and current WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (36-0, 27KOs) his first loss.
Taylor unified the IBF and WBA titles back in October of 2019 in a hard fought majority decision win over the previously unbeaten Regis Prograis (24-1, 20KOs).
Taylor recently signed with Top Rank, who also promotes Crawford. While he currently campaigns at junior welterweight (140), a move to welterweight (147) is definitely on the agenda. First, he’ll like to become undisputed champion. To do that, he must face fellow unified junior welterweight champion Jose Ramirez (25-0, 17KOs).
In an interview with Seconds Out, Taylor discussed his belief in himself in a potential match-up with Crawford.
“Terence Crawford is some fighter, he’s amazing. I think he’s the best pound for pound fighter on the planet at the minute and I think I’m pretty good myself.
I don’t care what anybody else thinks, you know. If I was in the opposite corner of him, I think I can be the man to beat him.
I believe if I get the chance I can more than hold my own and pull off the upset. It would be an upset definitely, but I’m more than able to pull off the upset. But that’s in the future.”
Taylor is one of the more talented fighters in boxing and is considered by most a top ten pound for pound fighter himself. When the time comes for him to move, a fight with Crawford could be in high demand.
By: Jerrell Fletcher