Feature | Aug 09 2018

Josh Taylor is ‘a natural fighter’

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Josh Taylor vs Viktor Postol
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VIKTOR POSTOL tested elite super-lightweight Josh Taylor to his limits when they fought in Glasgow in June. But Taylor came through to secure a key victory and set up his entry into the next season of the World Boxing Super Series.

“We knew we were going in the tournament so for us it was get him out the way now. Because Postol was going to go in as well,” Taylor’s trainer Shane McGuigan said. “I think it was perfect for us. A huge risk for us but it was perfect at the same time. He [Taylor] fought a top-level fighter going into it and he’s got momentum. He also knows that he can do the 12 rounds at a high pace as well. I think he got hurt, he overcame it. A lot of answers, a lot of boxes ticked for us. Postol said he was in the best shape of his life. I believe him. I think he was in the best shape of his life. That fight there or the Matthysse fight was him in his best physical condition.”

“I’ve never seen Josh hurt like that but he overcame it really well,” McGuigan continued. “He’s a natural fighter. He can really overcome things. There’s a few things that I have dressed him down since, his concentration, he wasn’t concentrating early in the fight.”