Last night in only his seventh professional outing (7-0-7KO) as a boxer Josh Taylor captured the Commonwealth title in some style.
Going into the fight our own Peter Wells predicted a Taylor win here but no one perhaps expected the all out dynamite performance nature of what ensued.
A classy display from start to finish saw the Scotsman defeat Ryan Taylor in front of passionate hometown fans in Edinburgh.
The super-lightweight was spurred on by the Partisan crowd at the Meadowbank Sports Centre and he didn’t let them down.
The more seasoned campaigner of the two, Dave Ryan, was put down in the 3rd round by a left hook from Taylor. But the end came in the firth with this peach of a body punch setting up the stoppage ultimately:
(Hat tip to KO Kings Twitter account):
Josh Taylor vs Dave Ryan, 5th round finish. Taylor takes his 1st professional title, commonwealth Super Lightweight belt pic.twitter.com/jMWmTgRcl5
— KO KINGS (@KOKINGS4) October 21, 2016
As sweet a right hook to the body you will see anywhere in boxing to set up that finish. Not many people do that to the super tough Dave Ryan.
The man steering the Taylor career at the moment in none other than renowned former world champion Barry McGuigan, so Taylor should be in good hands.
McGuigan has steered the pro career of two-division world champion Carl Frampton very well in recent times along with his son Shane – who is also trainer to both fighters.
A new star on the British boxing scene was born with that outstanding, breakout TV performance last night from Josh Taylor.
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