Carl Frampton Tabs Josh Taylor as Top Fighter, Future Superstar

Former two division world champion Carl Frampton views his stablemate Josh Taylor as a future superstar. He believes Taylor will become Scotland's finest boxer since Ken Buchanan.

Frampton and Taylor are both trained by Shane McGuigan and are promoted by Barry McGuigan.

And obviously the two boxers have sparred with each other to prepare for upcoming fights.


Taylor is the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

On July 8th at Glasgow's Braehead Arena, Taylor will face his stiffest test when he stakes his Commonwealth super lightweight title against undefeated Ohara Davies, who holds the WBC silver title.

"This kid is going to be the best fighter to come out of Scotland since Ken Buchanan. I honestly think that and I don't want to be putting pressure on Josh, but I've seen what he can do day in, day out," Frampton told BBC Scotland.

"He has it all. He's tall and skinny and people look at him and think he's not a puncher, but his record suggests otherwise. He's been knocking these guys over. I've been in the ring sparring with him and he's a terrific puncher. His shot selection is brilliant, better than mine, he has great distance control, he can take a good shot and he can box ahead of people."

Frampton considers Taylor to be one of the finest boxers in the sport. And if Taylor keeps a level head on his shoulders, Frampton does not see anyone being capable of beating him at the moment. 

"He's one of the only guys I hang around and watch sparring," Frampton added. "When you're surrounded by boxing you sometimes want to get away but when Taylor is sparring I hang around because I feel I can learn from him and pick things up - he's brilliant."

"He's never asked for advice and I think the only bit of advice would be to remain calm. At times he's hot-headed and he likes to have a fight when he doesn't need to - the William Wallace comes out in him. If Josh can remain disciplined in the ring and stick to the game-plan, there's not a fighter in Britain at the minute that can touch him."

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