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Josh Taylor-Apinun Khongsong Being Lined Up For September in London

Josh Taylor is being lined up to make the delayed defence if his WBA and IBF super-lightweight titles against Apinun Khongsong in September in London.

Taylor looks likely to be one of the headliners when BT Sport unveils the second wave of its behind-closed-doors shows, as they seek to bring more high-level stars to the shows.

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So far, Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions have staged three shows at the BT Studios in the Olympic Park in East London. The fourth show features Carl Frampton and Michael Conlan in separate fights on Saturday, while Daniel Dubois takes on Erik Pfeifer on August 28.

Two shows are being lined up for September, likely to be on September 12 and 26. The two boxers set to headline are Taylor and world-ranked light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde. With Yarde still booked to face Lyndon Arthur at the O2 Arena on October 24, it seems probably that Yarde will headline the earlier date.

Taylor had been due to face Khongsong, his IBF mandatory from Thailand, in Glasgow in May, until the bill was scrapped by the coronavirus pandemic.

He is being lined for a four-title match with Jose Ramirez, the WBC and WBO champion, who puts those titles on the line against Viktor Postol on August 29 in Las Vegas.

Ron Lewis is a senior writer for Boxing Scene. He was Boxing Correspondent for The Times, where he worked from 2001-2019 - covering four Olympic Games and numerous world title fights across the globe. He has written about boxing for a wide variety of publications worldwide since the 1980s.

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Comment by Marvlus Marv on 08-12-2020

[QUOTE=1hourRun;20700668][img]https://i.imgur.com/LMZ9NFw.gif[/img] Reports from Thailand state that Apinun Khongsong is expecting to KO the 'Tart-Tomato' inside three rounds. I dont know about that, Josh has a pretty good chin -- But on second thought, Regis Prograis may have shattered Taylor's chin.…

Comment by BlackR0bbb on 08-12-2020

Everyone with two good eyes knows Prograis beat this chump, but the fight was in the UK and you know how that goes. In any event, Ramirez should be able to outwork Taylor for a decision when they fight in…

Comment by girv on 08-11-2020

On paper Taylor should outclass this guy pretty handily. Get this one out of the way then Taylor v Ramirez for a genuine undisputed champion at 140. That the fight that everyone wants to see at this weight.

Comment by jonnyc420 on 08-11-2020

Interesting fight, Taylor is a smart boxer, I think he may take a decision here. Beating Regis was no easy task, very talented kid but Taylor pulled it off. Khongsong has a lot of KOs but hasn't faced any real…

Comment by 1hourRun on 08-11-2020

[img]https://i.imgur.com/LMZ9NFw.gif[/img] Reports from Thailand state that Apinun Khongsong is expecting to KO the 'Tart-Tomato' inside three rounds. I dont know about that, Josh has a pretty good chin -- But on second thought, Regis Prograis may have shattered Taylor's chin.…

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