The waiting is nearly over. The Josh Taylor weigh-in against Ohara Davies signals just a little over 24 hours to go until the two fighters step in the ring to settle their differences. The weigh-in at Braehead Arena is free to spectators and takes place from 1.30pm.
The clash between Scotland’s Josh Taylor and Ohara Davies from London is nearly upon us as the two unbeaten arch-rivals step on the scales this afternoon ahead of their showdown at Braehead Arena on Saturday night.
Expect plenty of tension today after a feud between these two rising stars that has simmered for months. Tickets for tomorrow night’s action at Brahead Arena are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. Read on for our preview of the big night.
Josh Taylor is a graduate from the ‘Class of Glasgow 2014’ – leaving with a Commonwealth Games gold medal – and the Edinburgh protege has not put a foot wrong since turning pro with Cyclone Promotions, winning all nine of his bouts. ‘The Tartan Tornado’ has learnt fast under the tutelage of his manager and International Boxing Hall of Famer Barry McGuigan, and McGuigan’s son Shane. Training and impressing in such company as Irish superstar Carl Frampton and former world heavyweight champion David Haye, Taylor is tipped by no less than Scottish boxing legend Ken Buchanan as a future world champion.
Tonight Taylor puts his title on the line against another unbeaten fighter, Ohara Davies, the two men stepping inside the ring after a feud that has building for months. These two fighters just don’t get on but what makes the rivalry all the more intense is that Davies is a serious talent in his own right. With a record of 15 straight wins including a stoppage of the highly respected Derry Matthews last time out the London man holds the WBC Silver super-lightweight title that is also on the line tonight.
The chief support features another rising star on the Scottish boxing scene, Jason Easton, who goes in against Belgium’s Steve Jamoye – who has a record of 22 wins from 26 fights – with the vacant IBO Inter-Continental super lightweight title the prize for the winner. Also on a busy undercard is Chantelle Cameron, a former British amateur star, who continues her professional career against the experienced Bojana Libiszewska from Poland.
Spectating is free to today’s Josh Taylor weigh-in.