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25th Feb 2022

Josh Taylor is fighting this weekend – If you have never heard of him, then you need to read this

Lee Costello

Taylor’s last six opponents had a combined record of 136 Wins one Loss, and he beat them all.

We live in a world where millions tune in and even pay, to watch complete novices enter the ring, and swing their arms wildly and randomly.

The ‘fight’ is then brought to a halt, and actual professional boxing judges somehow have to declare a winner, between these two headless chickens, and everyone cares so much, all because they play Xbox games live on YouTube for a living.

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This new phenomenon of beginners getting into a boxing ring with all of the hype, and money of a world title unification fight is only half the issue, the real problem is the lack of attention around the genuine masters of the craft.

Josh Taylor is fighting this weekend, and unless you’re a boxing nut, or from Scotland, then chances are you might not even have heard of him.

This lad should be winning awards and getting every sponsorship deal under the sun, for what he has achieved so far in the sport.

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Not only his he undefeated, but the opponents he has beaten often enter the ring with no losses on their record, but they have all left with one after facing the Scottish southpaw.

For those who don’t know, there are four major world title belts up for grabs, the WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBF, each person who holds one of these can legitimately call themselves a world champion – Taylor holds all of them.

He is the undisputed, unified light-welterweight champion of the world, and this has not been due to a route of cherry picking fights, this man has beaten the best of the very best.

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His battle with Regis Prograis, is hands down the best fight I have ever watched live on television – in the middle of nearly every round I felt an uncontrollable need to declare to everyone in the room that was watching with me, that this was the most elite level of boxing I have ever viewed.

Prograis was deemed to be the next Flyod Mayweather, and he could walk the walk, because he was outstanding in this fight, bringing everything that he said he would in the pre-match build up, something boxers can rarely do.

However, the 31-year-old hurricane that is Josh Taylor, was just that 1% better in every department and came away with one of the all time great wins in boxing.

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Tomorrow night, he will face Jack Catterall, a promising prospect who has been long overdue his chance at a world title. The 28-year-old fights under Jamie Moore, the same trainer that Carl Frampton finished his career under.

The Englishman is undefeated, has heavy hands and genuinely believes that he can take on the mammoth test that stands in front of him.

This will be Taylor’s seventh consecutive fight in a row, where has went up against someone who was undefeated before getting in the ring.

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After a day of watching the Premier League, the GAA, or whatever you may be into, flick your TV over to Sky Sports Action and watch REAL boxing at its very best.

The undercard is due to start at 7pm, but the main fight most likely won’t begin until after 9.30pm.