Josh Taylor joins World Boxing Super Series

Undefeated WBC Super-Lightweight Mandatory Josh Taylor will compete in the World Boxing Super Series.

The ‘Tartan Tornado’ fought former world champion, Viktor Postol of Ukraine, and secured a unanimous decision victory, meaning he has been placed in the mandatory spot for the WBC World Title.

“I am delighted to have had to the opportunity to join the competition,” said Taylor.

“It’s a great chance for me to become world champion with multiple organisations. It is also a great honour to fight for the Ali trophy. In honour of the greatest boxer of all times.”

The 27-year-old (13-0, 11 KOs) turned professional in 2015 after a successful amateur career, culminating with the gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the light welterweight division.

Three weight classes will feature in Season II of the World Boxing Super Series with two categories, Bantamweight and Super Lightweight, already announced (below).


Ryan Burnett, WBA Super World Bantamweight Champion

Emmanuel Rodriguez, IBF World Bantamweight Champion

Zolani Tete, WBO World Bantamweight Champion


Kiryl Relikh, WBA World Super Lightweight Champion

Anthony Yigit, European Champion and IBF Mandatory

Ivan Baranchyk, IBF Mandatory

Josh Taylor, WBC Mandatory