Josh Taylor beats Anthony Joshua to boxer of the year title

Josh Taylor has picked up another top award '“ the British Boxing Board of Control's boxer of the year.

Sunday, 30th September 2018, 7:55 pm
Updated Sunday, 30th September 2018, 8:06 pm
Josh Taylor

The 27-year-old fended off competition from the likes of world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, George Groves and Billy Joe Saunders at a glitzy awards dinner in London.

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The Prestonpans puncher registered the biggest triumph of his professional career in June with a unanimous but hard-fought win over former world lightweight champion, Ukrainian, Viktor Postol.

Undefeated Taylor (13-0), the WBC Silver super-lightweight champion, is training hard for his World Boxing Super Series quarter-final showdown with American Ryan Martin (22-0) at the SSE Hydro on Saturday, November 3.

Should the Tartan Tornado prevail in Glasgow, he will progress to the semi-finals and will be just two wins shy of lifting the Muhammad Ali trophy and becoming world champion.