VIDEO: An Emotional Josh Taylor Embraces His Former Trainer After Becoming the Undisputed Champion

Published 05/23/2021, 7:04 AM 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)


Josh Taylor etched himself in the history books after he became only the 6th boxer to hold all four belts, and the first ever British fighter to become an undisputed champion. ‘The Tartan Tornado’ lived up to his words and achieved the biggest feat in the sport.

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Taylor fought Jose Ramirez with the chance to become the undisputed champion in the junior-welterweight division. He went into the bout as the slight favorite, and he certainly delivered. He dismantled the Mexican-American fighter to win by unanimous decision.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 18: Josh Taylor of Scotland celebrates as he beats Ivan Baranchyk of Russia on points 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)

While all the headlines focus on Taylor’s incredible success, the 18-0 boxer did not forget where it all started for him. iFL TV posted a video on their YouTube channel that showed an emotional Taylor moment that he shared with his former coach, Terry McCormack, after his victory over Ramirez.

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McCormack does not train ‘The Tartan Tornado’ anymore; however, he was the one who got the ball rolling for the Scotsman.

McCormack was in Taylor’s corner from his amateur days to the Olympics and Commonwealth games. Moreover, he was also the man behind Taylor’s two world titles.

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The Scotsman is now training with Tyson Fury’s former trainer, Ben Davison. And although he has spoken about how Davison has changed the scenario, the video showed he still respects McCormack and holds him in very high regard. However, this is no surprise given Taylor’s loyalty.

The newly crowned undisputed champion is very loyal to his roots. He fights proudly for his home nation of Scotland and even wears the Tartan patterned trunks in every fight. Moreover, his love for the soccer team, Hibernian FC, has been constant since he was a little boy.

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Therefore, it is no surprise to see McCormack in his dressing room. ‘The Tartan Tornado’ knows the role his former trainer played in his success and showed his gratitude for it. In addition, this also confirmed that the two are still close despite the split.

What do you make of this video? Do you think McCormack laid the foundations for Josh Taylor to beat Jose Ramirez?

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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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