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Taylor Now Faces Campos Not Soto

This Saturday, in Glasgow, Josh Taylor will be looking to move a step-nearer to securing a world title fight.

Taylor was supposed to have been facing the veteran fighter Humberto Soto, however, the Scot now faces a different opponent after Soto was forced to withdraw having picked up an injury in training.

Instead of facing Soto, Taylor will now defend his WBC silver super lightweight belt against Winston Campos.

Campos, who is 25-years-of-age, hails from Nicaragua, is expected to give Taylor a tough fight.

However, despite the change of opponent, Taylor remains confident he can close in on his dream of fighting for a world title.

Ahead of the bout, talking to the media, Taylor had this to say about now having to fight a southpaw,

'I'm going to have to concentrate but I'm fully confident and there has been no change in my mind-set.

'Every fight is one rung up the ladder towards my dream of becoming world champion.

'This is a harder fight than my original opponent. He comes to fight more, he's taller and it looks like he punches quite hard as well.

'It just means we will be able to hit each other with more shots.

'I'll need to be a bit more switched on with my defence and head movement but I'll get more shots off. I think there will be a few fireworks.'

The fight will take place at the Hydro Arena, the very venue where, back in 2014, 27-year-old Taylor won a Commonwealth Games gold medal, with Taylor commenting about his return,

'It's brilliant to be back in front of a Glasgow crowd and I'm feeling really good.'

Here at Vital Boxing we’re taking Taylor to win this one, possibly via a late stoppage.

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Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 2 2018

Time: 12:45PM


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