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Josh Taylor: WBSS is Great Chance For Me To Win World Titles

Undefeated WBC Super-Lightweight Mandatory Josh ‘The Tartan Tornado’ Taylor from Edinburgh, Scotland is ready for the 140lb edition of the World Boxing Super Series.

“I am delighted to have had to the opportunity to join the competition,” said Taylor. “It’s a great chance for me to become world champion with multiple organisations. It is also a great honour to fight for the Ali trophy. In honour of the greatest boxer of all times.”

Known as the ‘The Tartan Tornado’ for his all-action style 27-year-old Taylor (13-0, 11 KOs) turned professional in 2015 after a successful amateur career culminating with the gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the light welterweight division.

In June 2018, Taylor fought former WBC Super-Lightweight World Champion, Viktor Postol of Ukraine and scored a dominant unanimous decision win, meaning that he was placed in the mandatory spot for the WBC World Title.

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Three weight classes will feature in Season II of the World Boxing Super Series with two categories, Bantamweight and Super Lightweight, already announced.

Fighters announced:

Bantamweight:

Ryan Burnett, WBA Super World Bantamweight Champion

Emmanuel Rodriguez, IBF World Bantamweight Champion

Zolani Tete, WBO World Bantamweight Champion

Super-Lightweight:

Kiryl Relikh, WBA World Super Lightweight Champion

Anthony Yigit, European Champion and IBF Mandatory

Ivan Baranchyk, IBF Mandatory

Josh Taylor, WBC Mandatory

Further details on Season II, the 2018/2019 season of the World Boxing Super Series, will be announced in the coming days and weeks.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Vinnykin on 07-01-2018

[QUOTE=Clegg;18906299]Not certain he's ready but like the attitude. The tournament is now or never so jump in. I see him and Prograis as the final if they're on opposite sides of the bracket. Anyone hear any solid rumours on what…

Comment by Clegg on 07-01-2018

Not certain he's ready but like the attitude. The tournament is now or never so jump in. I see him and Prograis as the final if they're on opposite sides of the bracket. Anyone hear any solid rumours on what…

Comment by Chrismart on 07-01-2018

Excellent news :boxing: Who is confirmed so far? : Taylor Yigit Baranchyk Relikh

Comment by Randall Cunning on 07-01-2018

[QUOTE=Shotgun45;18906190]HasRegis Prograis entered the wbss[/QUOTE] Not officially, but almost certainly. Theyre releasing a name a day.

Comment by Shotgun45 on 07-01-2018

HasRegis Prograis entered the wbss

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