Josh Taylor (The Tartan Tornado) is a Scottish professional boxer. He was born in Prestonpans, Scotland on January 2, 1991. Taylor made his professional boxing debut at the age of 24 against Archie Weah on July 18, 2015. He is a super-lightweight world champion. Taylor is 31 years old, he will turn 32 in 28 days.
6 years and 7 months into his professional boxing career, Josh Taylor has fought 19 times with 19 wins and no losses. As of December 2022, Taylor's boxing record stands at 19-0 (13 KOs). In total, he has fought 115 rounds of professional boxing in 19 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||5|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||1|
|Losses via KO||0|
|20||Feb 4, 2023||32||Jack Catterall||NA||NA|
|19||Feb 26, 2022||31||Jack Catterall||Win||SD|
|18||May 22, 2021||30||José Ramírez||Win||UD|
|17||Sep 26, 2020||29||Apinun Khongsong||Win||KO1|
|16||Oct 26, 2019||28||Regis Prograis||Win||MD|
|15||May 18, 2019||28||Ivan Baranchyk||Win||UD|
|14||Nov 3, 2018||27||Ryan Martin||Win||TKO7|
|13||Jun 23, 2018||27||Viktor Postol||Win||UD|
|12||Mar 3, 2018||27||Winston Campos||Win||TKO3|
|11||Nov 11, 2017||26||Miguel Vázquez||Win||KO9|
|10||Jul 8, 2017||26||Ohara Davies||Win||TKO7|
|9||Mar 24, 2017||26||Warren Joubert||Win||TKO6|
|8||Jan 28, 2017||26||Alfonso Olvera||Win||UD|
|7||Oct 21, 2016||25||Dave Ryan||Win||TKO5|
|6||Jul 30, 2016||25||Evincii Dixon||Win||RTD2|
|5||May 14, 2016||25||Miguel Alberto González Mena||Win||TKO1|
|4||Feb 27, 2016||25||Lyes Chaibi||Win||KO2|
|3||Nov 20, 2015||24||Daniel Cosmin Minescu||Win||TKO1|
|2||Oct 16, 2015||24||Adam Mate||Win||TKO1|
|1||Jul 18, 2015||24||Archie Weah||Win||TKO2|
Josh Taylor started boxing professionally at 24 years of age; he debuted against Archie Weah on July 18, 2015, and defeated Weah via 2nd round TKO.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 28 on May 18, 2019 after 14 professional fights against Ivan Baranchyk for the super-lightweight IBF title. Taylor defeated Baranchyk via 12 round unanimous decision to become the new super-lightweight champion of the world.
Taylor's notable victories include wins over José Ramírez, Apinun Khongsong, Jack Catterall, Regis Prograis, Ivan Baranchyk, Miguel Vázquez, and Ohara Davies. For a complete list of Taylor's best performances refer to Josh Taylor's best fights.
His most recent fight was a super-lightweight undisputed championship title defense against English boxer Jack Catterall on February 26, 2022. Taylor won the fight via 12 round split-decision, and successfully defended his undisputed title. It's been 9 months and 9 days since this fight.
These two fights are the highlight of of Josh Taylor's boxing career so far.
A 28-year old Josh Taylor with a record of 14-0 had his first world title fight against Ivan Baranchyk for Baranchyk's IBF super-lightweight belt. Baranchyk was 26 years old with a record of 19-0. Taylor deafeated Baranchyk via 12 round unanimous decision to win the IBF super-lightweight title. He handed Baranchyk the first loss of his career, and put an end to Baranchyk's 19-fight win streak.
A 30-year old Josh Taylor with a record of 17-0 faced José Ramírez, who was 28 years old with a record of 26-0 in a undisputed super-lightweight championship bout. Taylor deafeated Ramírez via 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBC and WBO super-lightweight titles and retain the WBA (Super), IBF, and Ring Magazine super-lightweight titles. He handed Ramírez the first loss of his career, and put an end to Ramírez' 26-fight win streak.
Josh Taylor's next fight is an immediate rematch with Jack Catterall on February 4, 2023 at the OVO Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland. He will be defending his super-lightweight WBO and The Ring titles.
Josh Taylor fought for world titles in three fights and won all of them. In total, he has won five belts at super-lightweight (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, The Ring). He is a undisputed super-lightweight world champion.
Taylor has knocked out 13 of his 19 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 68.4%. Of his total 19 wins, 13 of them have been via KO (68.4%).
Josh Taylor is currently undefeated. He hasn't lost a single fight till now and is on a 19-fight win streak.