Josh Taylor v Apinun Khongsong is called off - tickets will be refunded

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Mandatory defence of world titles will take place at later date

Josh Taylor’s first defence of his world title has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

The Prestonpans puncher was due to fight Apinun Khongsong of Thailand on May 2 at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro in a mandatory defence of his WBA and IBF light-superweight belts.

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In a statement on, promoters Queensberry said: “World champion Josh Taylor’s homecoming, scheduled for May 2 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow will no longer take place on this date.

“Refunds are available from the point of purchase. We are currently working with the SSE Hydro, Top Rank and MTK Global to identify a suitable alternative date.”

Lee McGregor’s Commonwealth title fight is also off.