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Harry Davies

Josh Taylor thinks potential Terence Crawford fight is "one of the biggest in boxing"

Josh Taylor thinks a future clash with welterweight champion Terence Crawford is one of the biggest fights to make in boxing.

Taylor is currently the unified 140lb champion and is undefeated in 18 professional fights.

The Scotsman was scheduled to make the first defense of his unified belts against Jack Catterall next month, but a knee injury forced him out of the fight.

Their fight has been rescheduled for next February as Taylor will fight in his home country for the first time since 2019.

And with little left to prove at light welterweight, Taylor is hoping to move up to 147lbs in the near future.

He is targeting an eventual fight with Crawford, who unified all the light welterweight titles four years ago.

Josh Taylor is targeting a future fight with Terence Crawford (Getty Images)

"It's a big fight, it's one of the biggest fights in boxing," Taylor told Behind the Gloves.

"He was the last person to become undisputed champion at my weight class. We fought the same opponent in Viktor Postel, so we've kind of achieved the same things.

"He's moved up and got another world title at welterweight, so I just think that's a massive fight."

Crawford defends his WBO title this weekend against perennial contender Shawn Porter in Las Vegas.

And Taylor happened to bump into 'Bud' as he prepares for his upcoming fight.

"It was pretty cool to bump into him. We just sort of said hello to each other, I wished him all the best for this weekend. He said 'well done against Ramirez' and things like that," he said.

"It's an exciting prospect, that could be a fight not too far in the distant future."

Taylor has admitted that whilst he could still make the 140lb weight limit comfortably, he has nothing left to prove at the weight class.

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WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman revealed Jose Zepeda would be Taylor's WBC mandatory if the Scot gets past Catterall.

But Taylor is unsure if he will stick around at 140lb as he hopes to move and chase titles at welterweight.

"We'll see how it goes, I believe I beat every single one of them. I think when I move up to welterweight I'll soon be even better," he continued.

"I'll be coming up and chasing titles. I'll be chasing the likes of your Terence Crawford's, your (Shawn) Porter's and your (Errol) Spence's.

"I'm an upcoming threat towards all these guys if I move up to welterweight after this next fight, given everything goes well against Jack Catterall.

"It's a massive possibility that it could be in the next couple of fights, so it's exciting times.

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