Josh Taylor has reiterated his desire to face three-weight world champion an current WBO welterweight title holder Terence Crawford in the future.
Taylor has a date with destiny before all of that however. On May 22 Taylor attempts to become the undisputed champion at super-lightweight against Jose Carlos Ramirez in Las Vegas. Each man has two belts apiece and a Taylor win would make him the first British undisputed champion in history – a feat that would be achieved in just 18 fights.
A victory not only makes him the king of the ten stone division, cements his place as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world but will see his reputation hit new levels and super-fights come calling.
Taylor may have to face WBO mandatory challenger Jack Catterall first though.
“I would like to stick to my word and fight Jack next but if a bigger opportunity comes about next, I will take with both hands,” Taylor told Metro.co.uk
“I already feel I’m the best in this division anyway. But when I win this fight, I have nothing else to prove at the weight category. I’ve proved I’m the best and proved I’m world class time and time again.
And of a Terence Crawford fight, Taylor said: “Terence Crawford seems to be having a nightmare getting an opponent at this time. But I would take that fight in a heartbeat. If he’s struggling for a dance partner I’ll do the tango with him, no problem.”
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