Josh Taylor's Ambitious Plan Three Fights in 2024 Division Dilemma
Former undisputed junior welterweight champ, Josh Taylor, is gearing up for an eventful 2024, eyeing a busy schedule after a quiet few years in the ring.
Taylor, who faced his first loss against Teofimo Lopez last year, is strategizing for at least three fights this year. Having fought only once annually from 2020 to 2023, he’s eager to make a more robust comeback.
The Scottish boxer faces a crucial decision: staying put at 140 pounds or making a leap to the welterweight division for another shot at the title. Despite acknowledging the challenge, Taylor believes he’s both big and strong enough for the 147-pound category.
In the welterweight realm, Terence Crawford and Jaron Ennis hold significant titles, presenting formidable challenges for Taylor. While eyeing a title shot, Taylor recognizes the current unlikelihood of facing Crawford directly, hoping for a chance once the belts become more accessible.
Top Rank president Todd DuBoef, Taylor’s promoter, sees potential for the boxer in the welterweight domain, especially if Crawford decides to vacate his titles and create opportunities for others.
Taylor’s path to the welterweight belt might involve facing WBO mandatory challenger Giovani Santillan, an option that could see an in-house matchup facilitated by Top Rank.
Anticipating a return to the ring in March or April, Taylor is resolute about his goals, aiming for a packed schedule of fights this year. He remains determined to reach new heights in his career, believing he still has more to offer despite having previously achieved the pinnacle of the sport.
With plans to return stronger and engage in major fights, Taylor’s ambitions reflect his unwavering dedication to excel in the ring.
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