By Tony McLean (@tony_mclean92)
Last night in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro arena Josh Taylor successfully defended his WBC Silver leightweight title against Nicaragua’s Winston Compos – a late replacement for veteran Humberto Soto who picked up an injury in sparring.
From the opening bell Taylor didn’t let Compos get comfortable, snapping his head black with the jab any time he took a step forward then going to work with right hands and hooks to both the body and head as he pleased.
Mid way through the second Taylor sent his man to the canvas with a beautifully timed feigned left which opened Compos up for a thunderous straight right. Compos managed to get back to his feet to then be met with an onslaught sending him straight back down.
Fair play to the Central American as he managed to get back to his feet. Taylor put his foot on the gas once more landing a crushing left to the body and just clipping Compos’ head with a naturally followed up right hook – forcing referee Victor Loughlin to bring an end to the bout.
Taylor now moves to 12-0 (11KOs). The Cyclone promotions team are planning a quick return for the young Scot as he is pencilled in to return to the hydro on June 9th.
Boxing legend and mentor of Josh Taylor – Barry McGuigan mentioned in the post fight press conference that Josh may be fighting the winner of Amir Iman – Jose Carlos Ramirez which will be for the World super leightweight title – the title shot that Taylor well and truly deserves.
Elsewhere on the card Edinburgh’s Jason Easton took on the tough Glenn Foot in their commonwealth super lightweight title fight.
Easton struggled to get going in the bout, being knocked down by a right hook in the second, but he regrouped to work his way back into the fight and had Foot rattled in the eighth with two crashing right hooks to the chin.
Easton was always behind on the scorecards though as he was constantly getting caught with Foots massive right hook. Easton knew he was well behind as he started to chase the knockout towards the end of the fight. Foot caught Easton as he lunged in – a thunderous right hook sent him sprawling onto the ropes on his way to the canvas in the eleventh round.
As the fight was brought to a hault the Edinburgh local had to be given oxygen and has since spent a night in hospital. Easton seems to be in good spirit now though as he posted a video on social media last night thanking his fans for the support and vowing to make a comeback.
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