The WBO super-lightweight champion will face Teofimo Lopez in his next bout on June 10th, 2023.
However, his current words suggest that this could be his last fight at 140 lbs, having already been undisputed champion. Taylor will have to watch his words carefully as Lopez is no slouch.
The latter is the former unified lightweight champion, having beaten three-division champion Vasiliy Lomachenko in the process. Not only that, but Taylor’s current form has not been the best.
Despite being undefeated, his last performance was well under par, with the majority of the boxing community believing that he had lost to Jack Catteral.
And yet, Taylor is already eying greatness by stating his desire to become a two-division champion.
“I have personal goals, and my personal goal is to become a two-weight world champion eventually. I’ve always said that I would like to fight the best guys in the welterweight division, and these guys are the best.
“For me, Crawford is the best pound-for-pound person on the planet at the minute, and I would love to have the opportunity to share the ring with him at some point,” Taylor
Nevertheless, in doing so, Taylor could miss out on some mega fights at 140 lbs. With Devin Haney, Shakur Stevenson and Gervonta Davis potentially moving up, the money-making fights appear to be at 140 lbs.
But for now, Taylor must deal with Lopez before he can look ahead.