IT’S hard to resist looking beyond the Josh Taylor vs Regis Prograis super-lightweight battle. It is a tremendous fight in its own right and will unify the WBA and IBF world titles. The winner then would only need to fight Jose Ramirez, the WBC and WBO champion, to set up a fight for the undisputed crown.
“That’s the next goal. After Saturday I want to chase the Ramirez fight and win all the belts outright and really call myself number one, the best in the division. That is a goal of mine,” Taylor admits. “I think Regis is probably better. He’s got more variety about him, moves his head a bit more, moves angles a bit better. He’s got a wee bit more to his game I think. Ramirez is more straightforward but punches hard and good timing and aggressive as well. They’re both good fighters.”
But of course he would need to win this next fight. “It will change after Saturday. After I win on Saturday everybody will know about me and everybody will know my name and who I am. So it definitely will change. Take my profile and everything to the next level,” the Scotsman says.