Josh Taylor: “I’d Like To Make A Big Statement At 147 With Ugas”

Josh Taylor Has His Eyes Set on the Welterweight Division!

Josh Taylor and Yordenis Ugas look on in agreement
Josh Taylor (left), Yordenis Ugas

Josh Taylor Has His Eyes Set on the Welterweight Division!

Undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor (18-0, 13KOs) will be a busy man in the coming months. The undisputed champion is set to defend his titles against mandatory challenger Jack “El Gato” Catterall (26-0, 13KOs) on February 26. While he’s currently preparing for Catterall, he has looked towards the future and his next weight division. 

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However, before he can take the welterweight division by storm, something he plans to do, he must first say ‘I do’. He’s set to get married in June. After that, he hopes to be able to fight twice. Speaking to, he divulged his aspirations of becoming a two-division world champion, as well as his desire to face WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas.

“I’d like to move up to 147 and become a two-weight world champion. Chase some of these big, massive fights, that’s what I want to do. Go in with someone like [WBA titleholder Yordenis] Ugas, make a big statement, hopefully become a unified world champion at welterweight. In an ideal world, become undisputed. These are massive, massive goals and way down the line, but it’s definitely possible. Go down as a hall of fame fighter, that’s what I want to do.”

A move to the welterweight division is the obvious next route. In doing so, such fights with WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford remains a possibility. However, the mention of Ugas is intriguing as well, especially with feelings being mutual on behalf of the Cuban champion. Ugas recently revealed Taylor as one of four fighters he’d like to face in 2022.

Regardless of what Taylor decides to do, he’ll have no shortage of options. It’s safe to say the future looks very bright for Taylor who’s seeking both, big money fights as well as legacy enhancing fights. First he must get by Catterall before such opportunities can be presented. If he does as expected, Taylor will join a loaded division and have an excellent chance to have great success at 147.

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By: Jerrell Fletcher

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