History-maker Josh Taylor is determined to bolster his boxing legacy by becoming a two-weight world champion and believes he has the skills to take down Terence Crawford.
Super-lightweight Taylor became the first British fighter to be crowned undisputed champion in the four-belt era after twice flooring Jose Ramirez in Las Vegas last month.
Having mastered his current division, the 30-year-old is eyeing a step up to welterweight and a potential showdown with WBO champion Crawford.
The Scotsman feels his remarkable achievements are only just receiving the recognition they deserve and – without being in a hurry to return to the ring – he is far from finished and eager to keep breaking boundaries and confounding his critics.
“I’d like to become a two-weight world champion. I would love to move up to welterweight and challenge for a world title up there and really be touted as one of the greatest fighters to ever do it from these shores,” he told the PA news agency.
Taylor joined Oleksandr Usyk, Bernard Hopkins, Jermain Taylor and Crawford in securing a clean sweep of four belts, after only his 18th professional fight.
Taylor turned professional in 2015 having won gold at the previous year’s Commonwealth Games on home turf in Glasgow.