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.
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.”