Aggregating every world title in any weight class is an arduous chore. Be that as it may, Josh Taylor was determined to become the super lightweight division’s only champion.
For the British star, everything began falling into place in 2019 after winning his first title. Fast forward just two years later and Taylor’s once far fetched dream turned into a reality. As the 32-year-old stops for a moment to smell the flowers, he takes the time to give himself a pat on the back for a job well done.
“I’m very, very proud of that,” said Taylor to Brian Custer on The Last Stand Podcast when asked about his undisputed run. “I could retire happily tomorrow and say I’ve done amazing things in the sport.”
Despite being content if his career were to come to a close, Taylor presumably has a long way to go before he hangs up his gloves for good.
After eking out a somewhat controversial decision against Jack Catterall last year, Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) began reluctantly relinquishing his titles. Ultimately, his attempts to swerve his mandatory challengers in lieu of an immediate rematch with Catterall proved to be extraneous.
Now, in just a little over a month, the current WBO titleholder will return to the ring when he takes on Teofimo Lopez. Impending showdown and overall achievements aside, Taylor recently picked up his pugilistic to-do list and noticed that all but one of his goals was safely checked off.
While no one in the history of boxing has accomplished what Taylor is aiming todo in his final act, the long and lanky southpaw has all of the confidence in the world that his next chapter will be his finest.
“I’ve still got that huge ambition that I want to become a two weight world champion. Who knows, down the line become a two weight undisputed world champion, something that no one has ever done. These are the kinds of ambitions that I’ve got.”