Josh Taylor wins to become unified WBA and IBF light welterweight champion
and wins World Boxing Super Series

October 26 2019: London, England
Josh Taylor defeated Regis Prograis in the World Boxing Super Series final at the O2 Arena to become undoubtedly the No 1 fighter in the light welterweight division. Taylor
leaves with not only the Muhammad Ali trophy in hand but also the unified WBA, IBF title belts after a 12 round war. Prograis was the man who landed the more frequent
punches in the early stages but Taylor hit the more telling blows, with his left hooks bloodying the nose of the then unbeaten American.


Josh Taylor wins IBF title and spot in WBSS tournament final

May 18 2019: Glasgow, Scotland

Josh Taylor won his first world title at home in Scotland, taking the IBF junior welterweight
title from Ivan Baranchyk with a clear decision win. Along with the title, Taylor earns a spot
in the World Boxing Super Series light welterweight tournament final. where he’ll face WBA
titleholder Regis Prograis later this year. Taylor won on scores of 115-111, 115-111, and
117-109. Scoring two knockdowns in round six.

 

JOSH TAYLOR      
ALIAS: The Tartan Tornado      
   
CURRENT IBF LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION     Total Fights 15
BORN: January 2 1991 (28)     Wins 16 (KO 12)
BIRTHPLACE: Edinburgh, Scotland     Losses 0
HEIGHT: 1.78 m      
     
No. Result Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
16 Win Regis Prograis MD 12 26 October 2019 O2 Arena, London, England Won WBA light welterweight title / Retained IBF light welterweight title / World Boxing Super Series: Light welterweight final
15 Win Ivan Baranchyk UD 12 18 May 2019 SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland Won IBF light welterweight title; World Boxing Super Series: Light welterweight semi-final
14 Win Ryan Martin KO 7 3 Nov 2018 SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland World Boxing Super Series: Light welterweight quarter-final
13 Win Viktor Postol UD 12 23 Jun 2018 SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland
12 Win Winston Campos KO 3 3 Mar 2018 SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland
11 Win Miguel Vázquez KO 9 11 Nov 2017 Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
10 Win Ohara Davies KO 7 8 Jul 2017 Braehead Arena, Glasgow, Scotland
9 Win Warren Joubert KO 6 24 Mar 2017 Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland
8 Win Alfonso Olvera UD 8 28 Jan 2017 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
7 Win Dave Ryan KO 5 21 Oct 2016 Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland
6 Win Evincii Dixon TKO 2 30 Jul 2016 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
5 Win Miguel Alberto González Mena KO 1 14 May 2016 Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff, Wales
4 Win Lyes Chaibi KO 2 27 Feb 2016 Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
3 Win Daniel Cosmin Minescu KO 1 20 Nov 2015 Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2 Win Adam Mate KO 1 16 Oct 2015 Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
1 Win Archie Weah KO 2 18 Jul 2015 Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, USA