Tay­lor hop­ing to dish out cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - SPORT -

Josh Tay­lor would love to treat Scot­land to an undis­puted world ti­tle fight more than he would like to see his name up in lights in Amer­ica’s iconic box­ing venues.

The East Loth­ian fighter wants to face Jose Ramirez for the right to be crowned the only world su­per-light­weight cham­pion af­ter his su­perb vic­tory over Regis Pro­grais.

The 28-year-old left Lon­don’s O2 Arena with the IBF, WBA and

Ring Mag­a­zine belts along with the World Box­ing Su­per Se­ries Ali Tro­phy af­ter a ma­jor­ity points de­ci­sion fol­low­ing a stylish show.

Amer­i­can Ramirez holds the WBC and WBO belts and ap­pears open to the prospect of a su­per fight.

Tay­lor said: “The fight I want next is to go for all the belts against Jose Ramirez.

“That would be awe­some, that’s a goal of mine.”

When asked whether he would be keen to go to the United States to fight, Tay­lor said: “I’d love to go to Amer­ica and fight. That’s one of the main dreams of al­most ev­ery other fighter you will speak to. They would love to go to Amer­ica and see their name in the MGM Grand in Las Ve­gas or in Madi­son Square Gar­den.

“But now I have got the ti­tles, I do think I have got a bit of pulling power with where the next fight is go­ing to be.

“And I would re­ally, re­ally love it to be ei­ther in Ed­in­burgh Cas­tle in the mid­dle of the sum­mer or at Easter Road. That would just be bril­liant.”

World cham­pion Josh Tay­lor

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