Josh Taylor is training hard for unbeaten mandatory challenger Apinun Khongsong.
WBA, IBF junior welterweight champion will meet the challenger at September 26th. The fight was scheduled to take place a few months ago and pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A victory would lead Taylor in the direction of a full division unification against WBO, WBC champion Jose Ramirez.
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Taylor believes the clash with Ramirez, which is being targeted for 2021, is one of the biggest fights in the entire sport.
“It’s a massive fight. Outside the heavyweights – Joshua, Fury and Wilder – and maybe Canelo’s next fight, I think it’s one of the biggest fights in boxing. It doesn’t happen often in the game that you get a fight for all the belts. I do think it’s one of the biggest fights in boxing at the minute, a mouth-watering fight. There’s only one winner though and that’s me,” Taylor told BBC Scotland.”
“That’s why I signed with Top Rank because all these fights should be easy to make. They’ve also said fighting in Scotland is not off the table, so that’s what I want to do. To see my name in bright lights at the MGM Grand or Madison Square Garden, every fighter dreams of that. But having a fight at Edinburgh Castle or Easter Road would just be amazing for Scottish sport. Especially a fight at the Castle with that backdrop, it would be an iconic moment in Scottish sporting history.”