Boxer Josh Taylor will prove he can boogie with the best in title unification bout

Boxing world champion Josh Taylor could strut out for the biggest fight of his life to the disco sound of "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" -- after fans overwhelmingly backed the song in an online poll.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 4:45 pm

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Taylor, 30, asked followers on Twitter whether the Baccara hit should accompany his ring walk for his super-lightweight unification bout with American José Ramirez in Las Vegas next month.

The poll attracted a total of 13,381 votes, with 83 per cent - more than 11,106 votes -- saying "yes".

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Disco classic: Josh Taylor

Yes Sir I Can Boogie was a hit for Spanish pop duo Baccara in 1977, but has since been adopted as an unofficial anthem by Scottish football fans.

Originally, it was sung by fans as a tribute to Aberdeen FC defender Andrew Considine, who famously starred in a spoof video of the song for his stag do in 2015.

The song went viral in November last year after 34 year old Considine received an unexpected call up to the national team and played a part in helping Scotland qualify for this year's European Championships, and the players were seen celebrating to the track in the dressing room.

Taylor, from Prestonpans in East Lothian, is currently the WBA and IBF super-lightweight world title holder after winning his first 17 professional fights.

The Scot, nicknamed The Tartan Tornado, will aim to unify the division on May 22 when he takes on unbeaten Ramirez, the WBO and WBC champion, in Las Vegas.

Taylor, who is already ranked as one of Scotland's greatest ever boxers, would become Scotland's first undisputed world champion since the legendary Ken Buchanan.

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