Josh Taylor Has Described Manny Pacquiao’s Conqueror Yordenis Ugas in a sparring session, giving him the confidence to eventually fight in An higher division.
Undefeated Taylor will defend his undisputed super-lightweight championship against Jack Catterall on Dec 18 live on Sky Sports, as part of the new era with promoters Top Rank and BOXXER.
he had dreamed of facing his idol Pacquiao but the 42-year-old slipped to a surprising loss for Ugas last month and considering being future inside the ring.
But Taylor is still willing to move up An division until challenge WBA Champion Ugas and Shared Details of a sparring session, which sparked a heated response from the Cuban on social media.
“Yes I believe in my own abilityTaylor told Sky Sports News.
“I have goals and goals and things die I want to achieve.
“I do a lot of visualization and manifestation of things.
“My longer-term goal is to become a two-weight world champion by winning a belt at welterweight.
“I Can Beat This One” guys.
“Ugas, we fought” in Vegas, and it went well. That’s all I’ll say. It went very, very well.
“I dropped it!
Okay, let’s leave it at this. I’m old school, what’s happening? in the gym stays in the gym. If you come to 147, I’ll give you a warm welcome. I answer above the ring. Porter said he wasn’t on his level. Pacquiao said he was the WBA champion. The ring has always spoken.
— Yordenis Ugas (@YordenisUgas) September 2, 2021
“If that fight came around? I have more experience, I was in big fights.
“This was in a time before I had fought for titles.
“Now I’ve Been” in hard fights, big fights, for titles.
“I Can Beat This One” guys, i really believe in mine ability.”
Taylor said over to be next challenger Catterall: “He’s a very tough one test. He’s 26-0, he beat everyone in front of it.
“No questions were asked. We have the… best of Catterall not yet.
“I’ve seen a few” of his performance and they were not very impressive.
“That’s because he’s not the… opponents to really fire it up. He will be fired up for this one.
“It is his chance until win all belts and he will do everything in to be power to make his dreams come true true.
“It’s My Job to Make” sure not him.
“No disrespect, but I’m better than him in every department – boxing ability, speed, time, power, I can fight, I can box.
“I will have to prove Which on Dec 18
“He will have seen my fights and think he saw holes.” in mine game die he can exploit.
“I am super confident and it will be a special fighter to beat me.”
The fight with Catterall becomes Taylor’s third next to trainer Ben Davison.
Most recently, Taylor brilliantly beat Jose Ramirez in Las Vegas with each super-lightweight belt at stake with Davison in to be corner.
“I had extra months to achieve” know ben [during lockdown], not just on the pads, but as a person,” Taylor said. “It’s become a friendship.
“He has added minor nuances. In the last couple of fights die I have neglected my boxing skills and my entire repertoire.
“He has die brought along” back to the surface.
“You have to do the basics well to allow you to do other things, the deception.
“The way he reads a fight, the way he holds me back on the reins. Ben is very good to know when to let me go.”
Sky Sports Boxing schedule
Oscar Valdez vs Robson Conceicao – WBC super- featherweight title
September 25 – Sky Sports Box Office
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles
Lawrence Okolie vs Dilan Prasovic – WBO cruiserweight title
Chris Eubank Jr vs Sven Elbir
David Avanesyan vs Liam Taylor – European Welterweight Title
Richard Riakpohrez vs Krzysztof Twardowski
Mikael Lawal vs Steven Ward
Savannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzeya – WBO Middleweight Title
Hughie Fury vs Christian Hamer
the 24th of October
Jamel Haring vs Shakur Stevenson – WBO super- featherweight title
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – Undisputed super-lightweight title
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