Josh Taylor closing in on WBC title shot
Josh Taylor, unbeaten in 12 fights, will face former world champion Viktor Postol at SSE Hydro in the United Kingdom on June 23, and he’s confident he can prove a point!
Taylor says he does not feel intimidated, in the eye of the storm or needled by facing a former champion with a lot of experience stressing: “He has a lot more experience than me, but I feel totally confident about winning this fight.
“I think that because he is an opponent of such high quality, I will be giving my best.”
Former WBC super lightweight champion Postol, 34, has a record of 30 victories and only 1 loss against Terence Crawford in 2016.
“He has hundreds and hundreds of amateur fights and has been on top as a professional as well, so he has plenty of experience. But on the other hand, I think it’s the perfect time in my career.
“I’m working hard in the gym, I’m improving all the time. I feel like I’m in great shape and I’m ready. “
It has been a meteoric rise for Taylor, who had his first professional fight in 2015. A victory over Postol would put him directly in line for a chance for the WBC super lightweight world title, currently held by American Jose Ramirez.
“This fight is very big for my career, if I win, then I will be just one step away from a world title fight.”