Josh Taylor Biography
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Josh Taylor is a contentious Scottish professional boxer. Read the full article to know his net worth, age, salary, and height.

Taylor is a light- welterweight champion who holds this title by remaining undisputed. He holds the WBA (Super), IBF, and Ring magazine titles from the year 2019 to date. His recent grab of the WBC and WBO titles in May 2021 was outstanding.

“The Tartan Tornado” started boxing when he was quite young. He also performed well at the amateur level and his hard work eventually paid off when he was declared the silver medalist in boxing at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Not only this, but he also won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games edition.

He became a professional boxer in 2015 at a mature age. After that, he has shown his class in each and every fight he has played to date. He has played a total of 18 matches and won all of them, out of which he has won 13 fights by knocking out his opponents. His knockout-to-win percentage is an impressive 72%. Josh Taylor’s style of play is unique where he stands and delivers his brutal punches to the rivals in a jiffy.

The undefeated champion is one of only six men to be a unified four-belt world champion. Taylor has improved his world ranking in a short time and is currently considered as the world’s best active light-welterweight by BoxRec.

Josh Taylor’s details

Full NameJosh James William Taylor
NicknameThe Tartan Tornado
Born2 January 1991
Debut2015
Height178 cm
Weight60 kg
Age30
BirthplacePrestonpans, Scotland
ReligionChristianity
NationalityScottish
Net Worth$2 million
Marital StatusUnmarried
Father nameJamie Taylor
Mother nameDiane Taylor
Salary$580,500
Twitter Handle@JoshTaylorBoxer
Instagram Handle@joshtaylorbox1

Age

Josh Taylor is 30. His unbeaten performances in the ring reflect his self-confidence and skills in the game. Though he is aggressive a mature boxer in his fights.

Josh Taylor’s Net worth and Salary

Taylor has an estimated net worth of $2 million and he earns a salary of about $580,500. Apart from that, the Scottish boxer has introduced his own brand by the name of ‘TTT’ that in the short form of ‘The Tartan Tornado’.

Height

The Prestonpans native boxing star has a decent height of 178 cm. For a 30-year-old with a bodyweight of just 60, his physique is quite well maintained.

Boxer Josh Taylor
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Nickname

Taylor loves his nickname ‘The Tartan Tornado’ and always wears it on his fighting trunks. He considers it as a symbol of love towards his country.

Tartan is actually a clan in the Scottish region and it also refers to a criss-cross pattern on woolen cloth, that Scottish people wear as a kilt. Taylor makes this as part of his nickname showing his love for his country.

And Tornado part of the name is in reference to his fierce fighting style.

Recent News about Josh Taylor

Some analysts believe that a fight between Josh Taylor and Terence Crawford won’t make enough money. According to Eddie Hearn, it would be a bad idea to arrange a boxing fight between the two as it won’t gather much PPV buys to cover the expenses of both boxers.

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