Josh Taylor motivated to become a two-weight belt holder

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JOSH TAYLOR inactive harbours ambitions of becoming a two-weight satellite champion.

The Scot is adjacent successful enactment connected June 10 astatine the Madison Square Garden Theatre successful New York against Teofimo Lopez. Their super-lightweight bout volition radiance a airy connected a part which could spot immoderate star-studded additions successful the future.

Following his contentious triumph implicit Jack Catterall successful February past twelvemonth Taylor confessed helium would beryllium moving to welterweight, admitting to struggles astatine making the 10 chromatic limit. Since then, the 32-year-old has changed coaches departing from Ben Davison’s squad for Joe McNally successful Liverpool. His lengthy clip retired of the ringing included a alteration of bosom implicit his aboriginal deciding to enactment astatine super-lightweight for the charismatic Lopez fight. However, June 10 whitethorn beryllium the past clip we spot ‘The Tartan Tornado’ warring astatine 140lbs.

“In presumption of accomplishment omniscient for maine there’s thing near for maine to bash astatine 140,” he told Unbox’d.

“The lone different loop I tin triumph astatine 140 that I haven’t won yet is simply a British Championship belt. But for maine that’s going 5 steps backwards. Maybe astatine the extremity of my vocation erstwhile I’m connected the mode backmost down I’ll effort and triumph a British. Then I tin accidental I’ve won them each but successful presumption of accomplishment omniscient I’ve got thing near to bash astatine 140.

“There are inactive large fights [though]. You’ve got fights with [Regis] Prograis, [Jose Carlos] Ramirez, you’ve got loads of guys there. Devin Haney coming up. Ryan Garcia perchance coming up, Tank [Davis] perchance coming up. So, there’s large fights determination but successful presumption of information and accomplishment for maine it’s to go a two-weight satellite champion and go a welterweight champion.”

Garcia made it wide pursuing his decision to Davis successful April helium would beryllium moving up to super-lightweight. Haney, the existent lightweight champion, precocious made interaction with erstwhile promoter Eddie Hearn to sermon a imaginable combat against Regis Prograis. The 34-year-old volition combat nether the Matchroom banner for the archetypal clip connected June 17 against Danielito Zorilla successful New Orleans.

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