26 October 2019 20:43
While Josh Taylor was tucked up in bed last night, a merry band of his diehard supporters were extolling his virtues on a rooftop London bar ahead of the big one. The Tartan Tornado is on the verge of greatness and a victory over fierce rival Regis Prograis in their light-welterweight grudge match will give everyone who loves Scottish sport something to shout about. The final of the World Boxing Super Series has both boxing nuts and casual viewers on tenterhooks as the 2014 Commonwealth Gold medalist looks to follow in the footsteps of his idol Ken Buchanan and unify a division. But the task is tall and Rougarou is earning rave reviews in the build-up with one big-hitter overheard at yesterday's weigh-in claiming he is '100 per cent certain' the 24-0 WBA champion will stop Taylor inside the distance. The Prestonpans man, trained by the brilliant Shane McGuigan, is convinced he is too big and too good for the New Orleans native though.
Boxing can get a bad rap but even the most hardened cynic of the Sweet Science would struggle to find a complaint with two unbeaten rising stars putting it all on the line in their quest to lift the Muhammad Ali Trophy. We've even got Scottish boxing legend Ricky Burns in action against Lee Selby on the undercard. Very tasty indeed. It's going to fierce, frantic and we'll with you every step of the way. Join us for all the build-up, undercard action and every blow from the main attraction.