News | Feb 14 2018

Josh Taylor says Humberto Soto is better than Miguel Vasquez in “all departments”

Last year Josh Taylor humbled Ohara Davies and became the first man to stop Miguel Vasquez. Now, with his star on the rise, he prepares for his second Mexican in a row, writes Elliot Worsell
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Josh Taylor Press Conference  |  Action Images/Lee Smith

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.