SCOTLAND’S Josh Taylor isn’t deliberately going out of his way to beat up veteran Mexicans. He didn’t intend to follow a ninth round stoppage of Miguel Vasquez, a former IBF lightweight champion, with a March 3 date against Humberto Soto, a former WBC super-featherweight champion. It just happened that way.
If anything, a habit of selecting and then chipping away at Mexicans is indicative of the need to give a promising, heavy-handed fighter rounds. Go Mexican, Taylor knows, and, at the very least, he will be made to work.
“It seems to be the trend just now, two Mexicans in a row,” he tells Boxing News, laughing. “They’re quality fighters, though, and you know what you’re getting with a Mexican.