Why is Josh Taylor not a household name in Britain?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by StarkyMajor, May 25, 2021.

  1. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    That isn't quite true, Jim Watt had huge attention in Scotland when a champion and Buchanan. Burns was never good enough or Scott Harrison. Taylor is now in another category to them entirely. Time will tell.
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  2. mccaughey85

    mccaughey85 Member Full Member

    Jul 3, 2011
    Well I was more talking about buchanan in terms of modern times. I never lived through the seventies so I wouldn't really know much about watt or buchanans popularity at the time but I can guarantee most Scots today haven't heard of buchanan. Most Scots will of heard of Denis law, gavin Hastings, Jim baxter, Jackie Stewart, Kenny Dalglish, Stephen hendry, liz mccolgan.
    Burns and Harrison might not be as good as Taylor or buchanan but they were still very much unknown by Scottish sportsfans let alone the general public.
    In general I think Scotland seems to ignore its boxing heroes to a certain extent. I am not saying burns or Harrison should be known by the general public but Taylor and buchanan should.
  3. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    she fights on DAZN
    It subscription based ... NOT PPV
  4. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    In the US it's dazn.
  5. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    They've not had much of a boxing hero since Buchanan 50 years ago, that generation all know who Buchanan is. Don't be daft including Liz McColgan btw, she never had thousands lining city streets like Buchanan had, plus a full football stadium (Easter Road) to greet his homecoming. I only read about this btw, but it's a fact.
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  6. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    ahh ok,
    You have to PPV?
    Where are you from?
  7. HUEwarrior

    HUEwarrior New Member Full Member

    May 23, 2021
    Poor management. If you're a world boxing champion, you're supposed to be a star locally, at least, if you're american. If you're from another country, you're supposed to be a country sensation. Period.

    If you are an undisputed boxing champion, you're supposed to be a star doesn't matter where you live. If you're not, it's because you have the wrong people taking care of your career. Period.

    Terence Crawford was the 140-pound undisputed and undefeated champion of the world. He was also a 2-division world champion, Fighter of The Year and a pound-for-pound sensation. You go on Youtube and search for "Terence Crawford interview" and the best you'll find out is him talking on a niche radio show. This man should be giving interviews to Jimmy Fallon, singing Beyoncé songs with James Corden, handing out awards in some award show where he could take a lot of pictures with stars and post on social media. Instead, he's nowhere to be seen. His ppv can't attract even the hardcore boxing fans. He can't make a single big fight, because he's a tough opponent and pays too little for a fight like that.

    Josh Taylor is going the same pathway. Be a really good boxer, with really good results, but nobody knows his name outside of boxing fan base and, as a consequence, he doesn't make the millions that he could make by filling out stadiums and selling millions of ppv in his home country + endorsements.

    Boxing needs more people that can build brands out of fighters talents.
  8. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Active Member Full Member

    Dec 20, 2020
    Signing with Top Rank gave Josh the Ramirez fight and now Undisputed, but not sure what else Arum is gonna do for TTT tbh.

    We will see!
  9. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    He's a Scotsman.
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  10. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    Poor management like some mentioned. Plus some of the stuff he has said outside the ring - anti-Covid, Tommy Robinson and etc.
  11. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    It's absolutely criminal how no British broadcaster picked up the fight

    As was the lack of promotion from Top Rank for the fight

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  12. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Because he is Scottish.

    And "British" means English in reality. The "British" flag wavers are really mostly English and they couldn't give a flying fig about Scotland.

    There has always been seperatism and division between all British countries.
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  13. senpai

    senpai Active Member Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    He is average person, don't know how to talk, don't like to entertain casuals like Fury, He is not as good as this forum trying to push. + terrible british/scotish accent is not appealing to most of the fans.
  14. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    He has been promoted poorly.

    Also he is white and has a somewhat questionable past with racism and therefore TV shows are not going to go out of their way to book him.
  15. JabbaTheGut

    JabbaTheGut Member Full Member

    Sep 17, 2019
    So he could become undisputed