Taylor hoping to dish out capital punishment
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