Scottish Super Lightweight Boxing sensation Josh ”The Tartan Tornado” Taylor recently claimed the prestigious British Boxing Board of Control Boxer of the year award at the Royal Lancaster Hotel London U.K.
Taylor from Prestonpans, Edinburgh who holds the World Boxing Council Silver title is set for a huge clash as part of the world Boxing Super Series versus American Ryan Martin at the SSE Hydro Arena Glasgow November 3rd in what is impressively only Taylor’s fourteenth professional bout.
The Tartan Tornado made a statement picking up the award in his category in front of some serious boxing superstars including Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, Former Super-Middleweight champion George Groves, Middleweight Billy Joe Saunders, Lightweight Lewis Ritson, IBF Featherweight champion Josh Warrington and Ryan Burnett WBA Super world Bantamweight champion, Burnett also features on the huge Hydro bill.
Scottish born Taylor who competed at the 2012 London Olympics and is an amateur commonwealth gold medalist, trains under the guidance of Barry McGuigan MBE son Shane McGuigan in London, will take a perfect 13-0, 11 KOs record into the world Boxing Super Series.
Taylor is coming off a hugely impressive points victory over Victor Postol last time out at the Hydro Arena Glasgow in June and is now rated No 2 by the Ring Magazine.
Taylor is climbing the boxing rankings and fast, with each fight potentially getting harder, however, the ease in which Taylor has dismantled opponents O’Hara Davies, Miguel Vazquez along with more recently Nicaraguan Winston Campos and the impressive points victory over former world champion Postol has ensured he can’t be ignored.
Aside from his boxing ability, the Edinburgh, Prestonpans man follows passionately Hibernian football club and Motorcycle Superbikes.
Josh has previously said he would love to fulfill his ambition of being world champion and dreams of one day fighting in his home city of Edinburgh at the historical Edinburgh castle.
Cyclone promotions Josh Taylor has now firmly established himself as one of the best super lightweights in the world in recent months, Taylor is ranked the number two seed in the world boxing super series, Regis Prograis from the USA is ranked number one.
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