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Josh Taylor is Still Undisputed in His Eyes: Wants Redmemption

Becoming Undisputed: Josh Taylor’s Quest for Redemption



In the world of professional boxing, winning a world championship is the ultimate goal. But for Scottish fighter Josh Taylor, winning one title was not enough. He set his sights on becoming an undisputed champion, holding all four major world titles simultaneously in the super lightweight division.


Taylor achieved his goal in 2019, defeating Regis Prograis and Jose Ramirez to claim the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO titles. But his reign as undisputed champion was short-lived, as he struggled in his first title defense against Jack Catterall.


Despite winning a close, controversial split decision, Taylor was criticized for his performance and spent a year trying to secure a rematch with Catterall. However, the business of boxing got in the way, and Taylor was forced to drop his titles one by one due to mandatory challenges.


Now, with just the WBO title remaining, Taylor has watched as Prograis and Subriel Matias claimed the WBC and IBF titles respectively. But Taylor still sees himself as the true undisputed champion, stating that he only dropped his other titles due to mandatory challenges.


Taylor’s quest for redemption continues on June 10th when he faces Teofimo Lopez, the current WBA, WBO, and Ring Magazine lightweight champion. If Taylor can defeat Lopez, he hopes to prolong his stay at 140 pounds and reclaim his rightful place as the undisputed champion.


Despite the setbacks, Taylor remains confident in his abilities and his status as the top fighter in the super lightweight division. “I’m still the man at 140,” he declared.


For Josh Taylor, becoming an undisputed champion was just the beginning of his journey. With his eyes set on reclaiming his titles and proving himself as the best in the world, his quest for redemption continues.

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