Ricky Burns, Ashley Theophane and Julius Indongo among options for Josh Taylor title defence

WBN 12/10/2017

Esther Lin

The Commonwealth Boxing Council have released the list of fighters eligible to challenge Josh Taylor for his super-lightweight title in the next few months.

As Taylor scouts a potential opponent, with Scottish rival Ricky Burns amongst his favored choices, the Cyclone man will be pleased to see the former world champion on the shortlist.

Also appearing alongside Burns are Floyd Mayweather promoted Ashley Theophane, Robbie Davies Jnr, Tyrone Nurse, another compatriot in Jason Easton and ex-140 pound ruler Julius Indongo.

The CBC has set a deadline of next summer for Taylor to make his choice from their stipulated requirements or relinquish the belt to seek out further opportunities.

Below is the official release:


Won title: 21st October 2016

Last defence: 8th July 2017


Kpakpo Alottey Ghana
Philip Bowes England
Ricky Burns Scotland
Jack Catterall England
Tommy Coyle England
O’Hara Davies England
Robbie Davies Jnr England
Lenny Daws England
Jason Easton Scotland
Akeem Ennis Brown England
Tom Farrell England
Olaide Fijabi Nigeria
Darragh Foley England
Glenn Foot England
Joe Hughes England
Julius Indongo Namibia
Adam Little England
Tyrone Nurse England
Robert Quaye Ghana
Ashley Theophane England
Yves Ulysse Jnr Canada
Lenny Zappavigna Australia

JOSH TAYLOR to defend the title against any of the above by 30th June 2018