There was a time when Scotland’s Josh Taylor was a genuine contender for the pound-for-pound title.
In just 26 six pro fights, he managed to claim all four belts in the super lightweight division, as well as lifting the Muhammad Ali Trophy in the World Boxing Super Series tournament final with a hard-fought majority decision over Regis Prograis in 2019.
Now on the rebuild after a first career defeat to Teofimo Lopez, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ has said he will move up to welterweight, where he promises he will get back to his best.
He is already eyeing up the competition in his new, talented-stacked division, and will get to see two of them face off when Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford come to blows in July.
Speaking to Rob’s World of Boxing, he shared his view on the fight and his belief that Crawford is the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet right now.
“The two of them are the top dogs in the welterweight division and me, as a potential future opponent, I’ll be watching both as a boxing fan but with interest as a possible opponent in the future.
I really like ‘Bud’ Crawford. Spence is very good and methodical in the way he goes about his work and breaks people down but for me, Crawford is the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet at the minute. For me, he can do it all. I think he’s just got a little bit more to his game, but it will be a really interesting fight.”
It is a mouthwatering match-up, as is the idea of former undisputed champion Taylor squaring up with the victor at some point down the line as he strives to win world titles in a second division.