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Josh Taylor: I Want To Do a Number on Postol, Knock Him Out!

This Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, hot junior welterweight Josh Taylor (12-0, 11 KOs) will face his biggest test to date.

Taylor will collide in the ring with former world champion Viktor Postol (29-1, 12 KOs).

Postol's sole career defeat came at the hands of Terence Crawford, by way of a twelve round decision, and many view Crawford as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport. 

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Taylor vs. Postol has also been sanctioned as a WBC junior welterweight eliminator.

And the current WBC champion at the moment is Jose Ramirez, who has a voluntary defense coming up against Danny O'Connor. And the mandatory challenger in line to fight him is the interim-beltholder, Regis Prograis.

To make a statement in a loaded division, Taylor aims to do upstage Crawford's decision victory by scoring a knockout over Postol.

“I want to do a number on him and knock him out so I gave him the eye [when we went face to face]. I would have stood and stared him at all day. That’s the wee mental thing – now he knows how much I want to win and become a world champion. He wants his belt back and I know I’m in for a hard night but that’s all the motivation I need," Taylor told The Evening Times.

“I don’t think it was about mind games. We just put the friendliness aside for a moment or two. It was a case of saying ‘right, it’s on and I’ll see you on June 23’. He understood and was trying to give it back to me.

“It’s a massive fight for me but I think it’s coming at the right time. I’m entering my physical prime years at 27, getting my man’s strength now, filling out and getting stronger. If I win this hopefully I can be involved in some massive fights in the future.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Vinnykin on 06-20-2018

[QUOTE=kafkod;18876958]True. He's still a novice. I just hope the idiot faction here don't start talking about him being "exposed" and "another UK hype-job" etc, if he doesn't stop Postol after all the KO predictions.[/QUOTE] He's not a novice including the…

Comment by kafkod on 06-20-2018

[QUOTE=Vinnykin;18876942]I believe Taylor is a better inside fighter and body puncher than Crawford, more explosive, he will deliver more damage than Crawford did, a more energy-sapping kind of fight, as Taylor is far more aggressive.....and obviously Postol is a little…

Comment by Vinnykin on 06-20-2018

[QUOTE=kafkod;18876697]I won't exactly be surprised if Taylor stops Postol either, I'm just not expecting him to. Crawford was also faster than Postol and can crack, put Postol's experience and durability saw him through to the end of the fight. If…

Comment by kafkod on 06-20-2018

[QUOTE=Vinnykin;18876572]I wouldn't be surprised at all if Taylor gets the ko, he punches with spite and tries to hurt you, much like an Errol Spence.... I just don't see Postol coping with the handspeed at all, he loses when they…

Comment by Ray* on 06-20-2018

If Taylor stops him then that’s a major statement.

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