Josh Taylor defeats Ohara Davies to win WBC Silver title

Joy for Josh Taylor after his victory over Ohara Davies at Braehead. Picture: Andy O'Brien
Joy for Josh Taylor after his victory over Ohara Davies at Braehead. Picture: Andy O'Brien
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Josh Taylor is the new WBC Silver super lightweight champion after stopping Ohara Davies in the seventh round in their grudge bout at a raucous Braehead Arena last night.

Edinburgh’s Taylor also retained his Commonwealth belt in what was his tenth win of his professional career.

Much had been made in the run-up to the duel that had been billed ‘Bad Blood’ due to the persistent name-calling over social media these past few months.

But, when the talking stopped, it was Taylor who was the far more productive throughout and the 26-year-old got the stoppage from referee Howard Foster in the seventh round in what is the biggest victory of his short professional career.