“I am delighted to have had to the opportunity to join the competition,” said Taylor. “It’s a great chance for me to become world champion with multiple organisations. It is also a great honour to fight for the Ali trophy. In honour of the greatest boxer of all times.”
Known as the ‘The Tartan Tornado’ for his all-action style 27-year-old Taylor (13-0, 11 KOs) turned professional in 2015 after a successful amateur career culminating with the gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the light welterweight division.
In June 2018, Taylor fought former WBC super-lightweight world champion, Viktor Postol of Ukraine and scored a dominant unanimous decision win, meaning that he was placed in the mandatory spot for the WBC world title.
Three weight classes will feature in Season II of the World Boxing Super Series with two categories, bantamweight and super-lightweight, already announced.
Emmanuel Rodriguez, IBF World Bantamweight Champion
Zolani Tete, WBO World Bantamweight Champion
Kiryl Relikh, WBA World Super Lightweight Champion
Anthony Yigit, European Champion and IBF Mandatory
Ivan Baranchyk, IBF Mandatory
Josh Taylor, WBC Mandatory
Further details on Season II, the 2018/2019 season of the World Boxing Super Series, will be announced in the coming days and weeks.