Bob Arum Gives Warning To Josh Taylor
Some boxers tend to overlook their upcoming opponents because they have their eyes set on something else. But Bob Arum doesn’t want that to be the case with Josh Taylor.
Taylor is making his first undisputed defense against Jack Catterall, a rising prospect who has sparred with Floyd Mayweather Jr and Canelo Alvarez.
“There are a lot of hungry people on our side of the water, like Teofimo Lopez and Jose Zepeda, who want to challenge him,” Arum, who promotes Taylor, said.
“Or Josh could move up in weight to fight Crawford or Errol Spence Jr or any of the 147lbs fighters. He isn’t lacking in opponents.”
“But let’s get the Catterall fight over with.”
Taylor, however, previously credited Catterall and said his opponent does show a “major threat” to everything he’s worked for. Catterall has also made it clear that he’s bringing his A game to the fight Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, a homecoming fight for Taylor.
Last week, WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford said he was open for a future fight against Taylor, possibly in the UK.
“I’m not opposed to any of it. If that fight makes sense and that fight is the fight that’s in front of me, then of course,” Crawford told Sky Sports.
Taylor also previously attended Crawford’s last fight against Shawn Porter in Las Vegas in November. Crawford TKO’d Porter into retirement.
Taylor told FIGHT SPORTS that if an opportunity came to face Crawford, he would accept it.