On Saturday night hot prospect Josh Taylor (11-0, 10KOs) takes on decent late replacement Winston Campos (30-3-5, 18KOs) at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland live on terrestrial television.
Super-lightweight Taylor was due to fight the more experienced Humberto Soto but unfortunately the Mexican picked up an injury leading up to the fight so Campos has stepped in as a late replacement.
The Tartan Tornado as Taylor likes to be called is a southpaw that is ranked second behind only Terry Flanagan in the British rankings, has had 11 fights, fought 44 rounds and has a 91% KO ratio. The 27-year old has a combined opponent record of 158-64-14 and is currently on the back end of two impressive victories over Ohara Davies who was undefeated at the time and Miguel Vazquez (39-5).
His opponent has had 38 fights and fought 176 rounds with a knockout ratio of 47%. The 25 year-old is also a southpaw and has not lost since 2013 against Ismeal Barroso but he has not fought more than 8 rounds since then. I believe this will be the Nicaraguan’s downfall and this is where Taylor will expose his challenger.
I expect the Scotsman to slowly dismantle Campos seeking an early opening for the quick stoppage but I think he will need to be patient so I am going for a highlight reel knockout in rounds 9 or 10.
The WBC Silver super-lightweight champion Taylor said:
“This is a harder fight than my original opponent.”
”He comes to fight more, he’s taller and it looks like he punches quite hard as well.”
”Obviously, I had nearly a full camp preparing for a different fighter in Humberto Soto, but I feel confident that I’ll be able to adapt to Winston Campos.”
”He’s taller, he’s a southpaw and he’s dangerous, but I’m feeling great and there’s only one winner. It might take me a couple of rounds to adjust to his style, but I think the stoppage will come.”
“I know that Josh Taylor is a good fighter, but I have fought better guys than him. I will look to hunt him down from the first bell.”
“I want him to know that he is in for a fight.”
”Let’s hope Josh wants to fight too and we can give the fans a war. I feel strong, I feel aggressive and I think that belt is going back with me to Nicaragua.”
On the under-card we have female lightweight Chantelle Cameron (5-0, 4KOs) against Myriam Dellal (15-7-3, 2KOs) along with up and coming lightweight Charlie Flynn (10-0-1, 1KO) who takes on Ryan Collins (13-2-1, 2KOs).
Enjoy the fights all