Scottish Champion Josh Taylor to Honor Ken Buchanan's Legacy in NYC Title Defense Against Teofimo Lopez
Scottish super lightweight champion Josh Taylor is set to defend his WBO 140-pound title against Teofimo Lopez this summer in New York City. The fight holds special significance for Taylor, who aims to follow in the footsteps of his revered forebear, Ken Buchanan.
Buchanan, Scotland's first undisputed boxing champion, made the same voyage to the United States in 1972 to take on Roberto Duran, only to suffer a controversial loss after being struck with a low blow in the 13th round.
Sadly, Buchanan passed away earlier this month, but Taylor intends to honor his legacy by winning his upcoming fight. "My fight with Teofimo Lopez ends up the same way, except it’s me knocking him out," Taylor confidently declared during an ESPN broadcast of a recent boxing bout.
Taylor, who developed his skills with the help of additional training, is one of Scotland's most promising athletes and is already making waves in the world of boxing. He is supremely confident about his upcoming match with Lopez and has predicted a quick victory, forecasting the fight will not go beyond the sixth or eighth round.
Boxing enthusiasts from around the world are eagerly awaiting this clash of titans, with Taylor poised to continue the legacy left behind by his late Scottish compatriot. Despite the similarities between the two voyages made by Buchanan and Taylor, the latter has high hopes of a different outcome and is ready to bring his A-game to retain his title.