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Carl Frampton

Taylor can become one of the world's best fighters over the next year - and he's nowhere near his best yet!

Carl Frampton


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Josh Taylor has a perfect professional record of 16-0, with 12 wins inside the distance (Jeff Holmes/PA)

Josh Taylor has a perfect professional record of 16-0, with 12 wins inside the distance (Jeff Holmes/PA)

Josh Taylor has a perfect professional record of 16-0, with 12 wins inside the distance (Jeff Holmes/PA)

If there is one thing about my mate Josh Taylor that is quite scary, it's that he is far from the finished article - and yet within the next 12 months he could be a global superstar.

This Saturday night, it will be exactly 11 months since his last fight when he unified the IBF and WBA light-welterweight world titles with a terrific win over Regis Prograis. He proved himself to be an elite fighter, but now I believe he can become one of the big faces of world boxing.

Taylor has the skill and the charisma - he's a real character and will get plenty of headlines with some of his comments but, crucially, he has the grit to be at the ultimate level.