Josh Taylor says he needs a struggle with American Terence Crawford subsequent after he defeated Jose Ramirez to unify the light-welterweight division.
The Scot knocked Ramirez down twice on the way in which to successful by unanimous determination on the Virgin Lodge in Las Vegas on Sunday morning.
And now he’s ready to maneuver as much as welterweight to struggle Crawford.
“I feel two undisputed champions going at it at 147 kilos could be superior, could be wonderful,” stated Taylor.
“I am not going to be in need of choices now, each struggle goes to be big. We’ll take it and see what comes my method, we’ll simply journey the wave.”
Taylor is now Britain’s first undisputed world champion within the four-belt period after an enthralling struggle towards Ramirez, which took his document to 18 wins from 18.
He recorded 114-112 scores on all judges’ playing cards to change into simply the fifth man within the sport to carry all 4 belts in a weight division; retaining his IBF and WBA titles and including the WBO and WBC belts to his haul.
Ramirez hit the deck within the sixth spherical, and was toppled once more within the seventh, with referee Kenny Bayless being accused by the Scot for “giving” Ramirez an additional few seconds to get well which helped him get by means of the spherical.
“This has been 15 years within the making of exhausting work and dedication,” stated the 30-year-old. “It is lastly paid off.
“I am simply so decided and my will to win is second to none. I did the whole lot proper this week. Within the lead-up the plan was to get inside Ramirez’s head and use his aggression towards him and it labored properly all week.
“I feel the referee gave him an excessive amount of time, it ought to have been struggle over. If I had somewhat extra time, he was actually flailing, I really feel the depend was longer than it ought to have been.”
‘Now could be the time to struggle in Edinburgh’
The Edinburgh fighter hasn’t fought in his hometown since November 2017 when he stopped Miguel Vasquez, and he says he would like to convey an enormous struggle again to both Edinburgh Fort, or the house of his soccer heroes Hibernian.
“Now could be the time to get that struggle at Edinburgh fort or Easter Highway,” he stated. “I do know Easter Highway are going to be up for having me there they usually’ve stated it to me just a few occasions.
“However I’ve like to struggle at Edinburgh Fort. I simply assume that might be iconic with the fort lit up within the background.”
Taylor is now Scotland’s first undisputed world champions in 50 years, and he paid tribute to the final man to do it; fellow Edinburgh boxer Ken Buchanan.
“I did it similar to you,” he stated. “I will see you once I get house. A lot love. He is a legend. You gave me a lot inspiration to do it, and I am similar to you. See you quickly, champ.”