Taylor Stops Davies in the Seventh Round

IMG_1647By Tony McLean (@tony_mclean92)

Last night in a highly anticipated ‘bad blood’ match up between two unbeaten prospects, we were once again treated to a mouth watering display of talent from Edinburghs very own Josh Taylor. Taylor took his record to 10-0 with a spectacular stoppage victory over the previously undefeated Oharah Davies.

Taylor started the bout well – establishing the jab early and staying away from the wilder shots thrown by his opponent. Davies opted for a low, wide stance and his game plan from the off set looked like he had one thing on his mind- to take Taylor’s head off.

The first round was edgy from both combatants as they eased into the fight, though Taylor looked the sharper of the pair from the beginning. ‘OD’ looked worried going into the second as he stared looking to land big, however the ‘Tartan Tornado’ began to let his hands go whilst keeping a careful distance.

As the third round began Taylor seemed to be working slightly closer at a mid range distance. This seemed like a risky tactic as he was caught with a few hooks from Davies yet nothing seemed to phase the Scotsman – proving his durability. As the round came to a close Taylor landed a stiff right jab which forder Davies to take a knee.

The Fourth seemed the most competitive of rounds as both fighters found the target with telling shots. Taylor regained control of the fight in the fifth and kept that control for the rest of the contest. A thunderous right hook from the Scotsman sent the Englishman to the canvas mid way through round round seven. Davies arose to then be bombarded with an onslaught of punches. Taylor’s attack proved too much for Ohara as he turned his back to which referee Howard Forster stepped in. Official time two minutes 25 seconds of round number seven.

Josh Taylor has proven he is one of, if not, the best prospect in Britain and with the post fight interview there was a lot of talk about the potential of a all Scotland clash against Ricky Burns – a fight not only massive in Scotland, but Britain.

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