Josh Taylor Still Saucy Over Gervonta Davis Talk
It was a week ago tonight in Atlanta that unbeaten Gervonta Davis stepped up to Jr. Welterweight and won by TKO in impressive fashion over Mario Barrios. Clearly, Davis is one of the top draws in American fights. But, also clearly, Undisputed 140 lb. champ Josh Taylor has had about enough of hearing how Davis is such a popular draw and more specifically, now the Scotsman isn’t.
Observe Saturday on social media as Taylor once again worked his “meme game” against Davis and his “carnival barking” spokesman, Leonard Ellerbe,
— Josh Taylor (@JoshTaylorBoxer) July 3, 2021
Taylor does have a point.
As we wrote last week leading up to Davis-Barrios and the talk of it being for a WBA “World Title,” he’s got the WBA top belt after beating Regis Prograis in the World Boxing Super Series finale’ in October of 2019.
Taylor garnered all the belts with his impressive 12 round decision over Jose Ramirez last month in Las Vegas. More on that, momentarily.
Further, as we pointed out, the WBA now has four different categories of “champions” in their divisions and they designated Barrios the “World champ” after his 6th round KO win over Ryan Karl on the Davis-Santa Cruz undercard. Of course in this era of “Interim” “Super” and “Franchise” etc. designations, it’s latest example of the WBA calling a fighter something that aren’t actually.
Hear Marquis Johns and I discussing more about Davis-Barrios and the battle it was. Plus, where does a possible fight with Josh Taylor fit in on the latest “Big Fight Weekend Podcast” by clicking below,
“The Tartan Tornado” Taylor will likely make the first defense of the Undisputed championship later this year with IBF mandatory challenger Jack Catterall. And, that bout will likely be held in the U.K.
And certainly, taking on Davis after his showing Saturday night would be an intriguing next fight, if Taylor wants it. But, more importantly, can the differing promotions Top Rank Boxing/MTK Global and Premier Boxing Champions come together? That will be easier proposed than done.
For now, we’re left with entertaining “social media sparring” and with the understanding that Taylor has all the belts that matter at Jr. Welterweight.