Josh Taylor Aims To Bounce Back At Welterweight Following His Loss To Lopez

Josh Taylor has promised to bounce back from his loss to Teofimo Lopez.

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.

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. 

Not only that, but if Errol Spence Jr. or Terrence Crawford were to move up after their fight on July 29th, 2023, Taylor could have the chance to fight for any vacant belts.

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