Josh Taylor claimed the biggest name on his record so far this weekend in Victor Postol but was made to work hard for the victory.
Credit should be given mind you for Taylor stepping in there with someone of Postol’s caliber this early on into his professional tenure.
Taylor won the WBC final eliminator after the hardest fight of his career that saw him drop Postol and win a unanimous points verdict in the end.
Although the scorecards didn’t really reflect how close the bout was mind you.
It was the first time Taylor had been taken past nine rounds in his career (13-0-11KO).
Here’s how some of the boxing world has been reacting to the fight so far this weekend:
He deserved the win but I agree scorecards to wide ?
— Stephen McGlynn (@stephenmcglynn1) June 23, 2018
He should go into the WBSS and challenge himself. Doubt it though…
— Parry (@OnlyOneParry) June 23, 2018
Josh Taylor needs to get his eyes checked over,pupils don’t look right. Great performance tho ??????
— Gamal Yafai (@Gamal_yafai) June 23, 2018
If Josh Taylor signed with Eddie Hearn he’d be on the Whyte/Parker undercard against an uber taxi driver from Austria.
— Derek Cooper (@cooperderek) June 23, 2018
see Josh Taylor’s pupils here.. am no doctor but that definitely doesn’t look right pic.twitter.com/pupOIWRYwE
— SPFL Banter *** (@splbanter) June 23, 2018
— Marc C (@marcse9) June 23, 2018
Poor Victor Postol never had a chance did he.
Judges on backhanders from Barry mcguigan
Alex Arthur cheering on Comms everytime Josh Taylor farted, and Nicola Sturgeon tallying up the scorecards at the end
The on going tradition of disgraceful scoring in Scotland continues ?
— UltraTechSportsRAW (@UltraTechSports) June 23, 2018
— Jill Mansell (@JillMansell) June 23, 2018