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'I believe he's the best in the division': Josh Taylor on facing WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford

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Undisputed super lightweight champion Josh Taylor kept his cards close to his chest when asked by reporters about how he would go about beating WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.

The Scotsman was ringside at Mandalay Bay on Saturday night for Crawford's tenth round stoppage win against Shawn Porter.

"Oh, I ain’t gonna tell you that, am I?,” Taylor told a small group of reporters.

“I ain’t gonna tell you that. Come on! Nah, nah, come on now. I’m not telling you that. You have to wait and see. You have to wait and see.”

Following a mandatory title defence against Jack Catterall in February, Taylor has his eyes set on moving up to 147lbs and a fight against one of the world's best pound-for-pound fighters.

"I believe Crawford’s the best,” Taylor said.

“I’ve said it for a long time. I believe he’s the best in the division, so yeah, and he proved that [Saturday night]."

When asked about a potential clash with Crawford, Taylor is hoping he can tempt the Nebraska fighter to travel to his native Scotland.

"It’s a huge fight. You know, it’s a blockbuster fight. Two pound-for-pound fighters dashing it out. So yeah, it would be great, man. I would love to have him in Scotland, back in Scotland again. Or maybe even back here. You know, since the last one was a bit restricted, so I never got to enjoy the full Vegas environment, traveling fans and all that stuff [against Jose Ramirez on May 22].

"So yeah, either way, it’s a great fight. But that was a brilliant performance [Saturday night]."

Watch The DAZN Boxing Show dissect Crawford vs. Porter below.

 

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