Boxing News At Five | Jan 31 2019

Boxing News at Five: Baranchyk confirmed to face Taylor in Scotland, Yarde eyes Alvarez vs. Kovalev winner

Despite rumours of it being off, Josh Taylor's next fight is confirmed, while Anthony Yarde may or may not watch Alvarez vs. Kovalev this weekend
Josh Taylor
Josh Taylor v Ryan Martin - WBC Silver Super-Lightweight Title & World Boxing Super Series Quarter Final  |  Action Images/Lee Smith

YESTERDAY it appeared Ivan Baranchyk was an unhappy man who was fed up with the World Boxing Super Series and on the verge of pulling out of the tournament. Today, however, he has been confirmed as Josh Taylor’s opponent on May 18 at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, and seemingly either had a change of heart or was never all that troubled in the first place.

Whatever the truth, the IBF super-lightweight champion from Belarus is apparently up for his trip to Scotland and more than happy to remain on course to lift the WBSS’ Muhammad Ali Trophy.

“My nature, effort and my love of boxing will help me get the Ali Trophy,” said ‘The Beast’ Baranchyk, 19-0 (12).