If Gervonta Davis desires to win a title at 140lbs, he’s obtained to battle me not Mario Barrios. I’m the one with the titles, says undisputed champ Josh Taylor in his personal phrases
I WANT to do extra. I need to go up in weight, I need to change into a second weight world champion and actually cement my title within the historical past books as among the finest ever to do it coming from Britain. I’ve obtained that want now. I’ve mentioned for years and years I’m the very best and now it’s confirmed true.
I nonetheless really feel like I can go additional and additional and obtain extra. I don’t really feel like I’ve hit the ceiling of my potential but. That’s why I’ve obtained the burning want to maintain doing extra.
I may preserve all of the belts at super-lightweight. All of the mandatories which can be arising I really feel I’ve obtained completely no downside in opposition to everybody of them with beating them and beating them effectively. Jeremias Ponce, stable fighter, comes ahead however he’ll stroll into pictures, he’ll get knocked out. I imagine I beat Jack Catterall. I like Jack Catterall, he’s fighter however I imagine I beat him no issues both.
We’ll see the way it goes, we’ll see what occurs. A pleasant massive homecoming battle, then get on the highway once more.
However I don’t have to show anymore I’m the very best at 140lbs. Doing all that, all these mandatories, stops me from getting the true massive fights that need. So I feel I’ll do my subsequent one, in opposition to Jack Catterall most likely, and step up and go for a second weight world title. I may vacate my belts now and go up and do it. I don’t must show that I’m the very best.
Touting this Gervonta Davis-Mario Barrios battle as a world title battle, how can it’s a world title battle once I’ve obtained the 4 world titles? That’s what I feel is actually fallacious with the game. There’s too many belts and too many champions. It dilutes the game and makes it arduous for folks to comply with who’s who and who’s the very best as a result of there’s so many.
I’m the one champion within the 140lb division. I’m the one champion there. So it’s not a world title battle. If Gervonta Davis desires to win a belt at 140lbs, he’s obtained to battle me. I’ve obtained the belts. It’s the sanctioning our bodies which can be creating these belts and all these avenues for them to earn more money to allow them to cost sanctioning charges.
If Teofimo Lopez desires to return up and battle me, I feel he’s a terrific fighter however he’s too small for 140lbs. I’m on the larger finish of 140lbs, he’s an enormous light-weight, I’m an enormous 140-pounder. I’d bash him up. He’d get a bit fiery in a battle week and I get fiery in battle week, so it could be good. However I actually do imagine that I beat him up.
I feel Terence Crawford is the very best of the bunch. I feel he’s a terrific fighter. I feel he’s prime three pound-for-pound. He was the final man to do it at my weight, to be undisputed at 140lbs. So I feel it’s obtained the makings of a terrific battle. He appears to be struggling to get a battle on the minute. So I’ll take that any day of the week.
I might battle Crawford tomorrow. He’s a terrific champion, so intelligent and good the best way he packing containers however he’s additionally obtained that punching energy and spite as effectively. He’s obtained all of it. He’s a terrific fighter and that’s why I’m within the recreation – to battle the very best. I feel he’s the very best so I need to battle him and check myself in opposition to him. I feel I can win, 100 per cent. I preserve proving all people fallacious and I’ll show all people fallacious once more.
Manny Pacquiao is a chance. He’s my hero. I nearly don’t need to battle him as a result of I don’t need to share the ring with my hero. What if he beats me up, nonetheless at 40 years outdated? He seems like he’s rewound a couple of years. He’s superb. I’d like to battle him. I’d like to share the ring with my hero. It could be good. I undoubtedly would retire after that one. That’s me achieved. Fought my hero, beat my hero, received all of the belts, recreation over, effectively achieved. That’s sufficient for me.