As undefeated junior welterweight prospect Josh Taylor (12-0, 11 KOs) works his way to a world title opportunity, the Scottish fighter needs to prove his worth against former titleholder Viktor Postol (29-1, 12 KOs) this Saturday in Glasgow.
And while Taylor may be at a disadvantage when it comes to professional experience, he tells Sky Sports that his craft and ability, bolstered by his home fans, are more than enough to tip the balance in his favor.
“Postol has experience in abundance, a lot more than I have in the pro game, but I believe in my ability and, feeling fit and sharp, I have no worries if I have to go 12-rounds for the first time.
“It’s not only about winning, but I want to put in a good, solid, performance. Then my name will be talked about highly within boxing. They’ll take notice in America and around the world.”
With a win Taylor dreams of soon fighting Stateside at some of the most notable venues in the boxing world. But before he get achieve those dreams he’ll need to take care of business on his way up, which he’s been doing in pretty good fashion thus far.