The main achievement of Taylor at the amateur level was silver in 2010 and gold in 2014 awards at the Commonwealth Games. Twice he spoke at the European Championships and twice in the world, and also went to the Olympics in 2012, but did not reach beyond the 1/8 final.
Interesting fact: Josh junior was very seriously engaged in taekwondo, where he won the championship belt. However, at the age of 15 he decided to go to boxing.
He made his debut in the professional ring on July 18, 2015, having won an early victory in the 2nd round over the American Archie Wea. It is noteworthy that Josh made his debut in the United States, but most of his fights took place in the UK.
The first serious test of a left-hander from Edinburgh was held in October last year, when he stopped Dave Ryan in the fifth round in a fight for the vacant belt of the British Commonwealth champion at light welterweight.
His main victory at the moment is over the ex-world champion Miguel Vázquez, who ended up on the floor in round 9 and lost for the first time ahead of schedule. In this bout, Josh Taylor defended his WBC Silver at welterweight, which he took from Ohara Davis in August. This title will be at stake with his fight with Viktor Postol.
Josh Taylor, nicknamed the Tartan Tornado, is still relatively young, has a good height (178 cm) for his weight (although Postol is still 2 cm higher), skillfully acts at any distance, beats equally with both hands. He is not very fast, but he has an excellent timing, and he still “reads” his opponents very well. Next fight with Ryan Martin (November 3, at the SSE Hydro arena, Glasgow, UK)