Josh Taylor is confident he can keep a firm grip on his WBC Silver super-lightweight crown when another Mexican legend heads to Scotland on March 3.
On the back of stopping ex-world title holder Miguel Vazquez in November, Taylor goes up against multi-weight ruler Humberto Soto looking for a twelfth professional victory.
Soto, although inactive, was highly revered in his heyday of the late 2000’s and Taylor knows the veteran of 77 fights represents another chance to shine on the way to a world title shot of his own.
“Humberto is a great fighter. He’s been in with some top fighters, and I’ve got massive respect for him. It’s my time to shine though, and I’ll make sure I come out on top,” warned Taylor.
“This could be a great fight for the fans, and I’m preparing for twelve hard rounds on March 3rd.
“Fingers crossed I can get the job done, and move one step closer to my dream of winning a world title,” he added.
At 27, Taylor has youth and ambition on his side to go with some impressive performances in the paid ranks.
A run of three straight stoppages against an increasing calibre of opponent has enhanced Taylor’s growing reputation and yet another early night could be on the cards against Soto.
The 37 year-old, known as ‘La Zorrita’ or ‘The Crafty Little Fox’, has only lost in top company over the last two decades, but with just two fights under his belt since September 2014, Soto faces an uphill task against Taylor.
A capacity crowd is expected to attend at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow in just over six weeks time, as Taylor tops another bill in his home country against a recognizable name in Soto.