Undisputed super lightweight champion Josh Taylor will have a scan next week on the hand injuries he suffered in his win against Jose Ramirez.

The 30-year-old picked up his war wounds last month in Las Vegas to become the definitive number one fighter in the ten-stone division and climb up the pound-for-pound rankings.

Taylor, who has been linked to big money showdowns against Teofimo Lopez and Terence Crawford, would have to first face WBO mandatory challenger Jack Catterall to retain his undisputed status. The all-British clash may well take place later this year in Scotland but next week the picture should become a little bit clearer as to when Taylor will next fight.

“We’re looking to get out again maybe in November time but I’ll need to see how the hands heal up,” Taylor told The Scotsman.

“I’m going to get a proper scan next week to see if there is any actual damage. I had an X-ray when I came back – there’s no broken bones so it might just be ligaments or muscles, but they need to heal for a couple of weeks before I start punching again.”

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