WBO Super-lightweight World Champion, Josh Taylor, has announced Joe McNally as his new trainer following a split from Ben Davison just two years after they partnered up.
The Scotsman was undisputed in the division until he vacated his WBC, WBA and IBF titles in order to rematch England’s Jack Catterall without mandatories getting in the way. Taylor won their first fight in one of the most controversial judging decisions of the year.
Following his self-admitted below-par performance against Catterall back in February, Taylor has decided to part ways with Ben Davison, just two years since he appointed the former trainer of Tyson Fury.
On his Twitter, Taylor announced his new trainer as Joe McNally, trainer of Liam Smith, Caoimhin Agyarko and JJ Metcalf.
“It’s a pleasure to officially announce that I’ve teamed up with & gonna be working with Joe McNally moving forward. I’m excited for this new chapter in my career & producing more great nights ahead.”
It’s a pleasure to officially announce that I’ve teamed up with & gonna be working with Joe McNally moving forward. I’m excited for this new chapter in my career & producing more great nights ahead. 👊🏼 #TeamTaylor#TTT 🏴 🌪 pic.twitter.com/vyaqnJh5fQ
— Josh Taylor (@JoshTaylorBoxer) October 10, 2022
‘The Tartan Tornado’ will be hoping the switch to McNally and the Rotunda ABC Gym in Liverpool will help him put in a winning performance in his inevitable rematch against Catterall, who recently signed with BOXXER and Sky Sports.
Taylor had originally planned to move up to welterweight after his victory over Catterall, however plans were scrapped after outrage from fans following the controversial win.
Instead, Taylor will remain at 140lb, however it is unclear if Taylor will stay at the weight following his rematch with Catterall. There would still be plenty of fights for him, with new contender Teofimo Lopez now fighting at super-lightweight as well as the chance to win back his titles. However Taylor could have eyes on the welterweight division and the chance of mega-fights against the likes Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr.