IBF/WBA juior welterweight champion Josh Taylor is itching to return to the ring. Taylor (16-2, which includes the World Series of Boxing) recently headed to Fuerteventura for a camp alongside trainer Ben Davison, as he looks to return to action in the near future. He was last in action in October when he defeated Regis Prograis in a blockbuster World Boxing Super Series final, retaining his IBF title and winning the WBA championship in the process. "The Tartan Tornado" was set to take on mandatory challenger Apinun Khongsong in May, only for those plans to be pushed back in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Taylor is hopeful of getting back in the ring as soon as possible.
Taylor told STV: “It’s been since October since my last fight so it’s a long time. I’m getting a wee bit itchy hands. I’m very fortunate enough to be in the position I’m in. I’m world champion now, where if this had happened maybe two years ago, three years ago, I would have been really, really gutted. I would have needed the fight and I would have needed the money and needed that fight to move on with my career, so I really feel for the younger fighters coming through. The ones that are doing the small hall shows or shows like my show to sort of showcase themselves, to see what talent they’ve got and keep them moving forward."