British boxer Josh Taylor has hit out at UK broadcasters for prioritising celebrity fights over his undisputed title win against Jose Ramirez.
Last weekend, Taylor became the first Brit to become an undisputed champion in the four-belt era thanks to a comprehensive unanimous decision victory over Ramirez.
Taylor knocked his foe down twice before getting the nod on the scorecards, confirming his place as one of the truly elite light welterweights of his generation.
Josh Taylor – the forgotten star
Alas, Sky Sports and BT Sport both failed to showcase it, leaving it in the hands of Fite TV who charged just £12.99.
During an interview with talkSPORT, Taylor gave his own thoughts on the matter.
“I’m not gonna lie, I was a little bit surprised and kinda felt let down.
“I think it is one of the best Scottish sporting achievements in a long, long time.
“Especially in recent history. It’s one of the best victories that people have pulled off from over here.
“I kinda felt like in the build-up and the lack of TV picking it up, it kinda felt like no-one cared and no-one really gave a toss about it.
“It kinda cheesed me off a little bit and I was like, ‘Well, why am I not getting the recognition, but they’re talking about bloody Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather?’”
“50-year-old Floyd Mayweather, who just looks like an old man and some YouTube guy, Sky are picking up that and talking about that.
“There’s one of the biggest fights in boxing happening right in front of you, someone from your home grown is daring to be great and no-one gave a toss about it.
“That’s what it really felt like. It really felt like no-one cared.”
Mayweather and Paul will fight on June 6 with Sky Sports putting it on PPV, whereas Taylor looks set to take on Jack Catterall this August in Edinburgh.
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