Is Josh Taylor Known by Most People in Scotland?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by JunlongXiFan, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Taylor has boxed in bonnie Scotland x 9 (Edinburgh x 4, Glasgow x 5)

    He actually made his pro debut in the US (El Paso)

    His 6th pro fight was in the US too (Brooklyn)

    And his 8th (Las Vegas)

    And 18th obviously against JCR (Las Vegas)

    He's also fought in Ireland and Wales

    And England x 3 too

    Scotland x 9
    The US x 4
    England x 3
    Wales x 1
    Ireland x 1
  2. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    mark ant likes this.
  3. Joe-fist

    Joe-fist A fight should always be 50-50 Full Member

    Aug 24, 2021
    Thanks Serge for the info! ...didn't know him,but have heard about him,just didn't see any fights.He seem to be a warrior and i like that(travelling to other country).Even tough i don't follow closesly this division.
    Serge likes this.
  4. Joe-fist

    Joe-fist A fight should always be 50-50 Full Member

    Aug 24, 2021
    He beat some good unbeaten boxers like Prograis,Catterall,Postol etc...alots.Just don't know why he got badly promoted?
    He should be a star like:Crawford,Spence and the likes.Hope to see his next fight!
    Serge likes this.
  5. Finkel

    Finkel Active Member Full Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    They get PPV in prison?
  6. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    his ethnicity holds him back, it is what it is.
  7. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    I believe he would be well known amongst sports athletes and hardcore sporting fans.
    He's reached near star status at this point. He just hasn't been promoted well.
    Serge likes this.
  8. dragon666

    dragon666 Active Member Full Member

    Apr 28, 2021
    I think he's elite but i think he's been taken out of the oven too quickly. Which is good for boxing but maybe not so good for him in hindsight due to the promotional and television network differences.

    If he was manufactured and had matchroom's backing early on then potentially he wouldn't have had the toughest fights at this point in his career. He might have been a bigger name at this stage, though.
    oldcanvasback and kerrminator like this.
  9. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    That's a shame. He is the best Scottish fighter since Harrison IMO and might just end up on the Ken Buchanan level or better when all is said and done.
    James Hudson, Serge and oldcanvasback like this.
  10. kerrminator

    kerrminator Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    That's pretty much the way I look at it. Most household name boxer from the UK were promoted over 30 or so fights with a lot of less than average opponents mixed in. God, I remember Htton defended that WBU title against alsorts for what felt like a decade lol. Calzaghe too had a lot of defences against some mediocre guys. He has just missed out all the filler fights at went from tough fight to tough fight. Most guys in the UK are not too well known with less than 20 fights.
  11. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Active Member Full Member

    Dec 20, 2020
    Unfortunately not - Boxing is nothing like as popular as it once was in Scotland - and it's never been as big as it was in England in terms of "casuals" - it's always had a very strong hardcore/roots following, but not that crossover thing.

    Ricky Burns was a 3 division champ and no one knew him from Adam - a lot of the blame there is due to promoters and marketing, and it's the same with Josh.

    A Scottish (or Welsh/Irish for that matter) fighter could be the second coming of Ali and they would not get the big marketing and hype that you see with Joshua, Eubank Jr, Connor Benn and others - hell look at how they are pushing Campbell Hatton.

    Ken Buchanan fought Duran ffs, and most kids these days wouldn't be able to tell you who he was

    As others have noted, Josh has been 'fast-tracked' as a pro, so there has not been the same time for him to bed in and build that big following. Moving to Top Rank gave him the Undisputed, but Arum not doing much to build his UK profile.

    It's on the upturn though, he's been doing some Sky punditry where he came across well, and was on a sports quiz show that is popular - the fight with Catterall will help (Scotland v England), after that he really needs the bigger names on the world stage - unfortunately for Josh, Crawford/Spence just aren't that big a name on the world stage in terms of being news worthy - I think that's why Josh was talking about getting Pac; if he could have got Pac in the UK, well that would have catapulted him.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2021
    kerrminator, BitPlayerVesti and Serge like this.
  12. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    Good behaviour.

    Bad behaviour is watching a Bob Arum interview.
    Finkel, Wizbit1013, Serge and 2 others like this.
  13. WhataRock

    WhataRock Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    I worked shift work for many years. Someone recommended me to listen to the Shipping forecast to help drift off to sleep. But I was to riveted with it, kept wanting to know whether it was good or moderate in Dogger.
    Serge and ashishwarrior like this.
  14. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    WhataRock and Serge like this.
  15. Zhuge Liang

    Zhuge Liang Active Member Full Member

    Jun 30, 2018
    I knew Taylor before he got famous, mostly through his uncle's FB posts. He was a Taekwon-do champion before his amateur boxing days. His uncle is a grandmaster of Taekwon-do and acquaintance of mine.

    The tattoo on his right torso is the Korean writing of 'Taekwon-do'
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2021
    Finkel and Serge like this.