Boxing News At Five | Oct 30 2019

Boxing News at Five: Appreciation for Josh Taylor, Inoue has been ‘stealing’ Donaire’s moves and more

Josh Taylor, Naoya Inoue and more are the subjects of today's Boxing News at Five
Naoya Inoue
Naoya Inoue eyes Lomachenko bout Action Images/Reuters/Lee Smith

Tributes have started to come through from the wider Scottish sporting world following Josh Taylor’s (16-0, 12 KOs) Majority Decision win over America’s Regis Prograis (24-1, 20 KOs) at London’s O2 arena on Saturday night. Taylor now holds the WBA Super World and IBF World light-welterweight world titles and also picked up the WBSS’s Muhammad Ali trophy following his hard-fought victory.

Taylor built up a relationship with former Hibernian manager Neil Lennon during Lennon’s time at the club, with Taylor a frequent visitor to their training ground, and former Hibs player and current Celtic player Scott Brown believes that Taylor is on the road to replicating the legendary status enjoyed by Ken Buchanan.

“I’ve not spoken to him since the fight but I think everyone would be wanting a piece of him the now,” said Brown when speaking to Stewart Fisher of The Herald. “I sat up in Aberdeen and watched the fight on my iPad. He is a great guy who is really down to earth. I am delighted for him that he has done so well. Could I take him? Why not! I would give it a good go for five minutes!”


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