Unified WBA and IBF world light-welterweight champion Josh Taylor had no problems defending his titles against Apinun Khongsong.
“The Tartan Tornado” defeated his opponent via a first-round KO. The fight took place in London’s York Hall.
The Scot landed a left-hand body shot that sent the undefeated Thai fighter to the canvas, as he was unable to get back and the referee waved off the bout soon after it started.
Josh Taylor (17-0, 13 KO's) with the liver shot KO-1 of Apinun Khongsong (16-1) in London as Taylor defends his WBA & IBF light welterweight titles pic.twitter.com/J9esTZVlaa
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Taylor’s triumph moves him closer to a unification bout with the WBO and WBC titleholder Jose Ramirez on his quest to become the undisputed world champion.
“I want Jose Ramirez next, 100%,” he added. “He’s a very good champion, hungry like myself, on the top of his game. I want that fight now; I feel I’ve got the beating of him.
“I’ve never ducked anyone, but to be honest I would rather wait until the fans are back, a fight of that magnitude would be better in front of a crowd.”