Feature | Apr 30 2018

Josh Taylor plans ‘huge statement’ against Viktor Postol

Josh Taylor speaks exclusively to John Dennen about making a major move into world class
Josh Taylor
Josh Taylor vs Winston Campos - WBC Silver Super-Lightweight Title  |  Action Images/Lee Smith

SCOTLAND’S Josh Taylor will make “a huge statement,” if he beats Viktor Postol in a WBC final eliminator at the Hydro in Glasgow on June 23.

It’s an ambitious move for Taylor who has only had 12 professional contests. In contrast Postol is a 30 bout veteran and a former world champion. But this will be a final eliminator for the WBC super-lightweight title. The winner will find themselves in line to challenge Jose Ramirez for the world title.

Taylor however insists that it is his time to move to a new level. “We’ve been speaking about it for a number of weeks. It was in the pipeline, I always knew it was an option. With him pulling out of the [Regis] Prograis fight we knew that we could get a good fight in and it would be a great step up in class. A genuine world class fighter. I’m really looking forward to getting in there,” Taylor told Boxing News. “I know I’m at this level.