Josh Taylor: I’ve Already Cemented My Legacy

Josh Taylor has his place in history and he already feels as if he’s cemented his legacy.

Taylor went one-on-one with Jose Ramirez in a title unification bout this past Saturday night, May 26. The bout was to determine the undisputed king at 140 pounds. In the end, it was Taylor, buoyed by two key knockdowns, who scored the unanimous decision victory. He now stands as the unopposed gold standard at junior-welterweight.

During an interview with Sky Sports after the fight, Taylor said he feels as if his legacy is already cemented. Don’t mistake him for being content, however.

“I’ve cemented my legacy now. I could retire now, be totally content and live the rest of my life happily but in six months I’d want to get back in the ring. I haven’t hit my ceiling yet, I haven’t reached my full potential, I can make improvements, there are better performances to come. I can do better. The target is on my back now. Everybody will want to fight me. What I’ve worked so hard for, people will want to take from me.”

What’s next for Taylor isn’t 100 percent sealed but WBO mandatory title challenger Jack Catterall could be the frontrunner. There’s also a potential megafight with WBO Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford.

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