As he prepares to defend his world title against Jack Catterall next year, Josh Taylor believes he is finally getting the recognition he deserves.
After defeating Jose Ramirez in May, the Scottish fighter became the undisputed world champion, with victories against Regis Prograis, Viktor Postol, and Ivan Baranchyk.
However, the 30-year-old believes that the battle against Catterall on February 26 in Glasgow is the ideal setting for him to seal his place among the greats.
Josh Taylor told Sky Sports News in an exclusive interview: “It’s been a year of great pride for me.
“I believe I’m finally getting the credit I deserve. I believe I’ve deserved it for a long time, but now I’m on the best platform possible.
“Now that my fights are being shown to a broader audience here [in the UK] and in America as well, my profile is only going to rise – especially if I keep getting the right outcomes.”
Despite Taylor’s recent mockery of Catterall’s methods at a press conference, the WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO super-lightweight champion is mindful of the threat his challenger offers if he is not at his best.
“I’m preparing for a hard 12 rounds,” Taylor said of Catterall, who is unbeaten with a 26-0 record and a former British and WBO intercontinental champion.
“He’s a great fighter, undefeated and a southpaw like myself.”
“He’s a come-forward, pressure fighter who also likes to box a little, so he’s got a little bit of everything.”
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