WBC, IBF, WBO, WBA junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor is training through the holidays, with a big assignment already booked for the new year.

Taylor believes that he's finally getting the proper recognition he deserves as a world-class fighter after winning an impressive twelve round decision over Jose Ramirez in May to become the undisputed champion at 140-pounds.

He is now set to make a mandatory defense against unbeaten challenger Jack Catterall in Glasgow on February 26.

"It's been a very proud year for me. I feel I'm now getting the recognition I deserve. I think I've been deserving of it for a long time but now I'm on the best platform [Sky Sports]," Taylor told Sky Sports.

"My fights are now going to be shown to the wider public here [in the UK] and over in America as well so my profile is only going to go through the roof now - especially if I keep getting the right results."

At their recent press tour, Taylor and Catterall traded harsh words.

Given some of the recent stunning upsets in the sport, Taylor is not overlooking the challenge of Catterall.

He has a lot of respect for Catterall and anticipates a tough encounter.

"I'm preparing for a hard 12 rounds. He's a very good fighter, unbeaten and southpaw like myself. He's a come forward sort of pressure fighter and he likes to box a little bit as well so he's got a little bit of everything," Taylor said.

"I have got my hands full and I have to make sure that I go out there on form and if so, on the night, he won't get near me. I do believe he won't get anywhere near me, but it's up to me to go there and prove it."