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Josh Taylor announces desire to become two-weight world champ

Josh Taylor


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.

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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.


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