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Ohara Davies vs. Josh Taylor headlines July 8th Glasgow card

The two are a combined 24-0 with twenty knockouts

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In a rare case of Twitter trash talk producing meaningful results, unbeaten prospects Ohara Davies and Josh Taylor are set to fight on July 8th after a protracted war of words. The two announced the fight yesterday via press conference, which you can see in full below.

Davies (15-0, 12 KO), packing a big punch and and an equally big mouth, has stopped eight of his last nine opponents, including veteran Derry Matthews in three last March. Taylor (9-0, 8 KO), meanwhile, went 1-1 in the 2012 Olympic Games, defeating 2016 gold medalist Robson Conceição before falling to Domenico Valentino.

It’s refreshing to see two capable young fighters actually go at it in this age of empty bluster. Both of them are early enough in their careers to bounce back from defeat and neither should lose significant stock so long as the loss isn’t especially humiliating. If the undercard winds up being interesting, we’ll let you know.

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