Boxing champion Josh Taylor awarded Tennent's Golden Can after 2019 title wins

Champion boxer, Josh Taylor, has added another title to his scorecard as the latest Scottish talent to be served up a Tennent’s Golden Can award.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 11:45 am
Josh Taylor.

As one of the country’s most successful sporting stars of recent years, the 28-year-old from East Lothian first burst on to the scene at the 2012 London Olympics and went on to win Gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He has since put in the work and dedication to take the professional boxing world by storm, winning two world titles in 2019.

Claiming his first World belt in May, beating IBF champion Ivan Baranchyk in Glasgow, the Tartan Tornado followed up with an epic unification bout against Regis Prograis, edging out the WBA champion in the World Super Series final at the sold out O2 Arena London.

Taylor brought the title home for the first time in more than 45 years, with Edinburgh-born world lightweight champion Ken Buchanan being the last to make this achievement in 1971.

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Josh, who celebrated the win and the Golden Can with a pint of Tennent’s at his local, The Goth in Prestonpans, said: “It’s an honour to receive the Tennent’s Golden Can and be recognised for my contribution to Scottish culture – so thank you Tennent’s.

"There was definitely a fair few pints of Scotland’s finest consumed at the celebration party after the fight."

Tennent’s serve up the legendary Golden Can to the most deserving Scottish icons across the globe in film, TV, comedy, music, sport and all other areas of Scottish culture.

Josh, who trains at Lochend Boxing Club, will be in the company of other cultural legends like Irvine Welsh, Martin Compston, Biffy Clyro, and Jamie Genevieve in the Golden Can Hall of Fame.

James Hughes, Tennent’s brand manager, said: “The Golden Can celebrates heroes in all aspects of Scottish culture, and we have been so impressed with Josh’s boxing career to date, completely trailblazing his way to the unified World Title.

“His hard work, talent and determination to achieve success is incredibly admirable and we believe this is just the start for our Tartan Tornado. He represents Scotland on a global stage and with two championship belts to his name, we can’t wait to see what he does next."