Feature | Oct 30 2018

EXCLUSIVE Josh Taylor: ‘It’s my dream to unify the division’

Josh Taylor is determined to fight through the World Boxing Super Series to reach the undisputed title, writes John Dennen
Josh Taylor v Viktor Postol - WBC World Super-Lightweight Title Final Eliminator

JOSH TAYLOR is not going to try too hard. He enters the World Boxing Super Series on Saturday (November 3). In Scotland, his home country, at the SSE Hydro. He’s fighting American Ryan Martin in a 12 round quarter-final. Victory will see him challenge new IBF super-lightweight champion Ivan Baranchyk in the next stage. But Taylor is adamant that he must relax.

“I do believe I can win this tournament. I do believe I’m going to win this fight against Martin. I feel very confident and very relaxed in camp this time, whereas last time I was very uptight and trying to win every second of every spar and saying I need to do this, I need to do that. Whereas this time the pressure’s off. It’s a big fight but the pressure’s off,” Taylor told Boxing News. “I’ve got the world title fight next but I’m there now. Whatever way the fight goes, I know I’m at world title level.

“I feel like I’m going to put on a good performance here.”