Opinion | Nov 13 2017

WEEKEND REVIEW Josh Taylor, Liam Smith, Danny Jacobs and more

Josh Taylor and more make a statement, John Dennen observes
Josh Taylor
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British hope Josh Taylor advances

It was a bold piece of match-making putting Scotland’s Josh Taylor in with Miguel Vazquez in only his 11th fight. The Mexican may have done most of his work at lightweight but he is a former world champion with an awkward style. He was more than capable of making Taylor look bad. To extent he did that in the first half of the fight, rendering the fight difficult for Josh, dragging him in to work uncomfortably on the inside.

But Taylor broke through, hurting  Vazquez with body shots and finally putting him down and out in the ninth round. Taylor is now ready to move on and box for a world title.