All you need to know about Josh Taylor vs Ryan Martin
Josh Taylor will bid to take another step towards a world title when he makes his World Boxing Super Series debut.
The Scot, who outpointed former champion Viktor Postol last time out, is quickly becoming a fans’ favourite in his home country.
He joins seven other hopefuls in the super-lightweight tournament with the winner set to emerge as the unified champion next year.
Martin has had nine fights more than Taylor and is also unbeaten but his last victory over Breidis Prescott does not match up to Taylor’s achievements.
The 25-year-old American will go into the fight as an underdog.
Here is everything you need to know about the bout…
When and where is the fight?
The fight takes place on Saturday, November 3 at the SECC Hydro in Glasgow
What time will it start?
The ringwalks are expected to take place at 10pm
Can I buy tickets?
Yes, you can buy tickets by clicking here
What channel will it be on?
There has been no announcement but it is likely to be shown on YouTube.
Can I live stream it?
Yes, it will be streamed on the WBSS YouTube channel .
Who is on the undercard?
Ryan Burnett vs Nonito Donaire
Zach Parker vs Darryll Williams
Viktor Postol vs Siar Ozgul
Paul Butler vs Yoan Boyeaux
Darren Surtees vs Troy James
Josh Taylor 1/10
Ryan Martin 8/1
Taylor: No-one can beat me in Glasgow
Josh Taylor has no doubt he will be successful in front of his home fans on Saturday.
The Scot bids to extend his winning record when he takes on American Ryan Martin.
Victory will put him into the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series against Ivan Baranchyk.
And he said: “I feel that The SSE Hydro is definitely my home arena and my home in boxing.
"I’ve had such great success there since the Commonwealth Games in 2014, and also my two biggest victories as a professional.
"I don’t think there is anyone who is going to beat me in front of the fans in the Hydro. The atmosphere, the noise they make and the support they give. They throw every punch with me. There is no way anybody is going to beat me at The SSE Hydro."
Taylor not worried about the opposition
Josh Taylor doesn’t care who he faces in the World Boxing Super Series – because he believes he can beat them all.
Taylor begins his bid to win the competition on Saturday night when he takes on Ryan Martin.
He will face Ivan Baranchyk in the semi-finals if he wins while Regis Prograis is his likely opponent should he make the final.
And Taylor said: "“I’m not really fussed about any of the opposition in the tournament.
"I think I can beat every single one of them. That being said they’re all very good fighters. They’ve all had good amateur careers and they’re all stiff competition, but I’m fully confident I’m going to come away with that trophy.”
McGuigan backs his man
Barry McGuigan is backing Josh Taylor to overcome all opposition to lift Muhammad Ali Trophy.
Former world champion McGuigan manages Taylor while his son Shane trains the Scot.
And McGuigan Senior said: "The World Boxing Super Series a great concept because it circumvents all the politics of the sport because everybody wants to fight for the Ali Trophy.
"It’s a great opportunity. A unique concept and we were thrilled to have the chance to put Josh into it.
“It’s a tough tournament but that’s what you expect. They’re all very good kids. Every one of them.
“We’re not taking Ryan Martin for granted. He’s a very tough fight, a very good kid but I think Taylor beats him on any given day. He’s traveled the world as an amateur. He’s boxed on foreign soil. He’s boxed everywhere.
"It doesn’t worry him. It doesn’t faze him. He’s got the most adaptable style. He’s matured a lot. He’s 27 years old. He’s much more settled. I think for this camp he’s in the best condition he’s ever been. He’s ready and we still have two weeks to go."
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