Feature | Premium | May 16 2019

Josh Taylor – The Motorcyle Diaries

'The fighting instinct takes over when people try to intimidate me. There seems to be a switch in there.' Josh Taylor tells John Dennen how his 'wee man's syndrome' has fuelled his rise to world title level
Josh Taylor
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JOSH TAYLOR tends to a motorbike. He maintains it, cleans it, starts it up to keep it running. But he won’t ride it. Not until his boxing career is over.

“It’s not worth risking your career that you’ve been working hard for,” he said. “You might get knocked off, break your wrist, break your arm, break your shoulder or break your leg. That’s your career.”

“I still have got a motorbike but I haven’t been on it for about two years now,” he added. “I’ve put the bikes away until the boxing’s finished.”