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Josh Taylor: I'm 100% Confident I'll Beat Prograis, Win WBSS

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

JOSH TAYLOR is ready to go anywhere in the world to beat Regis Prograis and unify the IBF and WBA light-welterweight belts.
 
The Scot was stunning as he dropped Russian Ivan Baranchyk twice at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on the way to winning his first world title on points in just his 15th pro fight.

Taylor, 28, now faces American WBA champion Prograis in the World Boxing Super Series decider later this year.

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The final venue has yet to be decided with the tournament organisers set to hold discussions over the next month.

The Tartan Tornado said: “I think it’s a different fight.

“This one was physical, the final will be more skilful and tactical because we are both smart fighters.

“I’m 100 percent confident that I’m going to win this tournament.

“I’m more than happy to go wherever it is to win it.”

Unbeaten American Prograis was ringside in Glasgow to get a first-hand view of who he will face for the Muhammad Ali trophy.

Prograis earned his place in the final by stopping Kiryl Relikh last month.

Both fighters have had their quarter-finals and semi-finals on home turf so the organisers may take the decider to a neutral venue.

Prograis said: “He has a big fan base here, I have a big fan base at home so maybe put it in a neutral place.

“I think the fighting culture is bigger here.

“There are holes there in his game that he is going to tighten it up. I told him that in the ring.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MDPopescu on 05-25-2019

... this kind of WBSS would be good for all weights, tbh... :)

Comment by Justintimothyko on 05-25-2019

This is a great fight, top 3 of my most anticipated fights in boxing that have been scheduled...i favor prograis, but it's a 50/50 fight.

Comment by Sid-Knee on 05-24-2019

[QUOTE=MulaKO;19768599]Honestly , I’d still pick Prograis[/QUOTE] You can still pick him if you want. The point I was making is that Taylor has the better resume. Which he does.

Comment by Sid-Knee on 05-24-2019

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;19768543]Broh, Prograis will K.O Taylor and you will be out of this site permanently[/QUOTE] You do know this isn't for a permanent ban? It's only 6 months. Acknowledge this or you're nothing but a coward who wants out. The fact…

Comment by MulaKO on 05-24-2019

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19768092]Relikh lost to a shot Ricky Burns for f3ck sake. And "Turbo" Terry was coming off a loss and moving up in weight. Postal and Baranchyk are clearly better wins. In fact, i'd pick Baranchyk to knock Prograis out.[/QUOTE] Honestly…

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