Josh Taylor Reveals His Dream Fight Venue – Teases a Bout Against Terence Crawford

Published 05/17/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Josh Taylor of United Kingdom celebrates after beating Ryan Martin of USA in the World Boxing Council Silver Super Lightweight Title bout during the Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals – World Boxing Super Series Fight Night at The SSE Hydro on November 3, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)


The Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez undisputed bout is finally upon us. Fans of the sport can look forward to two of the best in the division battling it out for supremacy. However, Taylor has now given fans an insight into his next move, and it’s a big one.

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The undefeated Scotsman, who goes into the bout as the slight favorite, has made no secret of his confidence. And now, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ has teased a bout with the current welterweight champion, Terence Crawford.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Josh Taylor celebrates victory over Regis Prograis during the World Boxing Super Series Super-Lightweight Ali Trophy Final at The O2 Arena on October 26, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

The 17-0 boxer spoke to Bonus Code Bets UK and revealed his ideal venue. He said, “I’d love to have a fight at either Easter Road or Edinburgh Castle, that would be the whole bucket list ticked off. I’d have achieved everything I set out to achieve in the sport. That would be all my wishlist ticked off.”

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Taylor‘s choice of location is no surprise as he is a passionate Hibernian FC fan, and they play at the Easter Road stadium. Also, as Edinburgh Castle is one of the most iconic locations in Scotland, it would be a fitting venue for his first title defense as an undisputed champion.

Josh Taylor calls for a fight against Terence Crawford

Though Taylor’s comments suggested it would be a tremendous event, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ did not leave it at that. He even suggested who his ideal opponent would be for the potential blockbuster fight.

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Taylor said, “A fight at Edinburgh Castle in the middle of the summer with the castle lit up in the background at night would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. It would be great to get Terence Crawford over or a massive title defence. It would be awesome – any fight at that venue would be amazing.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 18: Josh Taylor of Scotland (Tartan shorts), reacts as he knocks down Ivan Baranchyk of Russia (black shorts), during the WBSS Super Lightweight Semi Final IBF World Championship fight at the Muhammad Ali Trophy Semi-Finals – World Boxing Super Series Fight Night at The SSE Hydro on May 18, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Thus, this comment from Taylor showed he is considering a move up to welterweight if he becomes undisputed. This would be a sensible decision given that ‘The Tartan Tornado’ would have achieved everything possible in the super-lightweight division. 

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What do you make of these comments from Josh Taylor? Do you think he should establish his undisputed dominance at light-welterweight or move up to face Terence Crawford next?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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