The Scot lost a unanimous decision to the ‘Takeover,’ who took his WBO junior-welterweight title. The defeat was the first of his career, as the post-fight questions centered around the Scot’s form.
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) June 11, 2023
His loss to Lopez, as well as his controversial win over Jack Catterall, raised question marks over Taylor’s decision to stay at 140.
And post his fight with Lopez, Taylor suggested that he could move up to welterweight. And by the looks of it, the Scot has a plan for his return.
“I will be back to Liverpool and preparing to get out at the end of the year. I will be campaigning at welterweight and have a lot more of a spring in my step and a lot more energy.
“I know it is only a seven pounds difference, but it is a lot of weight to be shifting, especially when you are already tight on the weight and been doing it since you were 19. I will be grabbing the bull by the horns and starting back,” Taylor
This is understandable since Taylor has nothing to prove at junior-welterweight. Having become undisputed, Taylor made it clear that his aim was to become a two-division champion.
Social Media Reaction
Love this guys confidence. 😅🤣
— The Eremite’s Quest (@dredicated) June 19, 2023
He needs to fight at 154 even 147 be draining for @JoshTaylorBoxer
— reckless fc (@loveuni24574573) June 19, 2023