Josh Taylor eyes shift to welterweight so that he can “achieve much more greatness”

SCOTS boxing champ Josh Taylor has set his sights on a move up to welterweight right after his upcoming fight so he can “achieve much more greatness”.

The 30-12 months-outdated from Prestonpans, East Lothian yesterday bemoaned a deficiency of thrilling fights in his latest super light-weight class.

The undefeated boxer thinks he would acquire every combat in the super-lightweight division and is seeking for a lot more difficult opponents.

Josh Taylor, the undisputed boxing champion.
Josh Taylor, undisputed champion of the lightweights.                                                         Credit: Josh Taylor/ Instagram

He now feels buoyant at his odds of success as soon as he moves up 50 % a stone to be a part of some of the world’s greatest at welterweight.

The Tartan Tornado is presently in Las Vegas instruction subsequent the suspension of his combat in opposition to Jack Catterall owing to harm. 

Whilst speaking to Michelle Pleasure Phelps, host of the Guiding the Gloves podcast in Las Vegas, yesterday, Taylor claimed: “I believe when I transfer up to welterweight I’ll be even far better.

“I’ll be coming up and chasing titles in opposition to Shawn Porter and Errol Spence Jr.

Josh Taylor in sparring
Josh Taylor is in education forward of his homecoming fight.                                                     Credit: Josh Taylor/ Instagram

“I’m an upcoming risk toward all these men if I transfer up to welterweight after this subsequent struggle, given every little thing goes perfectly in opposition to Jack Catterall.”

Questioned by Phelps regardless of whether there is any individual who would entice him to keep at 140lbs in the light-weight class, Taylor responded: “Probably not, I have defeat every person so I have acquired nothing at all else to confirm.

“So if I go up to 147lbs, I’ll battle the names there.

“I’ve acquired nothing truly to cling about for, so go up to 147lbs and attempt and attain additional greatness.”

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Taylor, who is performing to his battle in February, also spoke of his admiration for present-day WBO welterweight winner Terence Crawford.

The pair bumped into each and every other at the gym as Crawford was preparing for his combat this weekend from Shawn Porter. 

Taylor stated: “Crawford was just telling me perfectly performed towards Ramirez and points like that.

“I wished him well for the weekend. 

“It’s thrilling that a struggle involving us could be not too far in the distant future.”

Boxing supporters have taken to Twitter just after obtaining energized by the prospect of Taylor and Crawford duking it out in the not-so-distant long run.

@MikeDixon_VST stated: “TaylorDavis in 2022? Do it!”

@Lochend_ABC wrote: “Well explained @JoshTaylorBoxer these coco belt holders ARE NOT world champs. Close of.”

@cgj31289 reported: “Absolutely bang on.

“Josh Taylor would be considerably way too major and likely far too good for Davis, at 140 Taylor is the boss, he’s also aggressive towards just about every 147 fighter much too in my view.”

Taylor is scheduled to fight in Scotland for the initially time due to the fact 2019. 

He will be getting on undefeated English southpaw Jack Catterall at the SSE Hydro on February 26 2022.