Josh Taylor is eying a return to the ring this November as he aims to get back to winning ways.
Taylor’s last fight was a unanimous-decision loss to Teofimo Lopez, as he lost his WBO junior-welterweight belt in a comprehensive defeat.
Despite starting well, Taylor lost his momentum as the attention turned to whether the Scot could perform at 140.
Thereafter, he teased the possibility of moving up to 147. Regardless of what Taylor does, he is keen to get back in the ring as soon as possible.
“I’ll be out before the end of the year again, hopefully October or November time. I’ll do what’s best for me. We’ll see what options are there and what fights I get offered whether at 140lbs or 147lbs,” Taylor
Staying at 140 would open up fights against Regis Prograis and Jack Catterall. Taylor emerged victorious in both. However, the decision did not satisfy all parties. Taylor beat Prograis by a majority decision.
Meanwhile, the split-decision win over Catterall was heavily criticized, with the overwhelming majority of the boxing community deeming that he came second best to Taylor. That is why running things back would make sense.
“The Catterall fight will be getting revisited again hopefully sooner rather than later. I want it again, just to shut most people up. That will definitely happen again before I retire, that’s for sure.
“If I stay at 140 then my next fight isn’t going to be a championship fight, so it won’t be championship weight anyway…Unless I get someone like Regis Prograis who still wants his rematch as well. That could be another title fight at 140,” Taylor