Josh Taylor born 2 January is a Scottish professional boxer who has held the IBF junior-welterweight world championship since May Taylor turned professional in after an amateur career taking in selection for the Olympics and winning the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in the light welterweight division. Taylor was a junior taekwondo champion, and turned to boxing at Taylor won the gold medal, defeating Junias Jonas of Namibia in the final. On his seventh fight, Taylor picked up the Commonwealth light welterweight title by beating Dave Ryan with a round 5 stoppage.
Commonwealth Games target for new Scottish boxing champions - BBC Sport
Who plays? SSS provide a safe environment for training and competition in the sport of boxing, whether for experienced boxers or newcomers to the sport. All clubs are affiliated to Amateur Boxing Scotland. What is there? Some institutions also take part in their own friendly contests. Female Boxing is becoming increasingly popular, both competitively and as a form of gym-based training.
Willie is Scotland’s first world amateur boxing champ
In a staggering achievement, Ravenstruther teenager Willie Hutchinson has become the first Scot in history to win an amateur world boxing title. His ecstatic dad William, of Newhouse Park Farm, watched his son winning every fight on a live internet feed. He is a very good boxer and when he needs to stand and fight he is a very good fighter. Way back at the start of the tournament, Willie — making his first appearance in the event — had looked to be up against it when he faced off against Cuban star Lenar Perez, the third ranked youth boxer in the world. He flew home on Sunday night and was treated to a surprise party with family and friends which was organised by his mum Marlene.
Edinburgh boxer Lee McGregor admits there was a time he thought he would not make this year's Scottish Championships. He had major surgery on his hand in November last year and feared missing out would give his rivals at his weight an advantage in racking up Commonwealth Games qualifying points. But, after testing his right hand in the semi-finals of Saturday's Championships, he then came through the final in a terrific contest against Glasgow's Jack Turner.