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Josh Taylor pleads guilty to harassing bouncer

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Taylor was fined approximately $456

Regis Prograis v Josh Taylor - World Boxing Super Series Super-Lightweight Ali Trophy Final Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Unified super lightweight champion Josh Taylor has pleaded guilty to “threatening or abusive” behavior after haranguing an Asian doorman outside an Edinburgh club.

Taylor accepted full responsibility.

According to TMZ:

28-year-old Taylor -- the reigning IBF light-welterweight champ -- was at Shanghai nightclub in Edinburgh around 3 AM Sunday morning when he and some friends got tossed from the bar for being drunken idiots.

But, outside the club, officials say Taylor made some horribly offensive comments to the bouncer ... saying things like, “You are all sh*t doormen” and “you can’t fight for real.”

That’s when Taylor directed his venom toward the Asian bouncer, according to prosecutor Alistair Millarand who says things went from bad to worse ...

”He said [to one doorman] ‘your nose ring is gay’ and ‘you are a gay looking c**t.’ ‘He then stated [to the doorman] ‘you big orange-looking c**t.’”

Taylor (16-0, 12 KO) paid a £350 ($455.67) fine, while an outstanding charge of cocaine possession was dismissed. He’d been vocal about his snub for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, though it seems he dodged a bullet. This definitely would have wound up a bigger scandal were he nominated.

After a banner year that saw him defeat Ivan Baranchyk for the IBF belt and claim the WBA “super” title one fight later with a decision over Regis Prograis in the WBSS titles, Taylor has made clear his intent to pursue total unification against Jose Ramirez and potentially move up to 147 to challenge Terence Crawford. more of that, less of this.