Josh Taylor mentioned even King Kong would have a tough time beating him in Glasgow as he vowed to efficiently defend his light-welterweight world titles in opposition to fellow unbeaten fighter Jack Catterall on Saturday evening.
Scottish star Taylor is the undisputed king of his division after beating Jose Ramirez final May so as to add the WBC and WBO belts to the WBA, IBF and Ring straps he already owned.
The 31-year-old will battle on the OVO Hydro for the primary time since successful his first world title in 2019, with the world additionally the place he claimed Commonwealth Games gold in 2014.
Taylor has promised to placed on one other present for followers in his residence nation and says he sensed “self-doubt” from Englishman Catterall after they appeared on Sky Sports‘ The Gloves Are Off.
Ahead of Saturday’s conflict dwell on Sky Sports Action, Taylor instructed Sky Sports News: “I’m very assured in my capability, very assured in successful this battle. I do know I’m going to win, arms down.
“It would have to be someone like King Kong to beat me in here. Even then, I think it would be a hard task for King Kong. I feel a giant inside the Hydro, [the fans] make me feel like I am unbeatable.”
Taylor: I noticed self-doubt from Catterall
Taylor has received every of his 18 skilled bouts – 13 through knockout – whereas Catterall additionally has 13 knockout victories in his impeccable report of 26 wins.
“I saw a little bit of self-doubt from him,” Taylor mentioned of Catterall, referencing their Gloves Are Off assembly.
“You can’t take too much from it but it’s letting him know I believe I am the better fighter and he is going to have to come out here and really steal it off me to get this victory.
“I do not suppose he’ll do it. There can be nothing aside from a Josh Taylor win. I do consider I can knock him out and cease him however I will not go searching for it.
“I know I can outbox him, outfight him, outthink him as well – I feel I have got the better of him in every department of the game.”
Taylor ‘delighted’ to be again residence
On returning to Scotland after two fights in London and one in Las Vegas, Taylor added: “It has a special place in my heart. It’s where my home is, where I have had most of my success.
“I’m delighted to be again at residence and supply the followers with hopefully one other profitable evening. I’m relaxed. I’ve accomplished every part in my energy to be in the very best form attainable.”
Taylor’s trainer Ben Davison has urged his charge not to lean too heavily on the passionate home fans at the start of the fight.
“If I’m being fully sincere, I feel it can be crucial that within the very early levels of the battle that Josh does not use the group to a level,” Davison told Sky Sports News.
“I feel it is essential that he’s affected person, takes his time and breaks Jack down. Then as he begins going via the gears, actually begin utilizing that crowd.
“If he does what he needs to do and sticks to the plan, there is potential for an absolute showcase performance.”
Josh Taylor will defend his titles in opposition to Jack Catterall in Scotland on Saturday, dwell on Sky Sports Action from 7pm and from 8pm on Sky Sports Main Event.