New world boxing champion Josh Taylor LOSES all of his belts just days after winning them… as the Scot blames United Airlines for leaving them ‘somewhere in Dallas’ after landing back in the UK
- Josh Taylor became undisputed champion by beating Jose Ramirez in Las Vegas
- The Scotsman returned to the UK on Tuesday but revealed his belts were lost
- He claimed they were somewhere in Dallas but should be here later this week
New undisputed super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor has revealed he’s lost all of his belts just days after winning them in his blockbuster fight with Jose Ramirez.
The Scot, who wrote his name into the history books by becoming Britain’s first undisputed world champion in boxing’s four-alpha-belt era, claimed United Airlines had mislaid his new belts and are currently ‘somewhere in Dallas’.
Taylor landed back in the UK on Tuesday night after his historic victory over Ramirez, who he floored twice on route to a 114-112 shutout decision on all three of the judges’ scorecards.
Josh Taylor was still smiling despite losing all of his world titles on the flight back to the UK
The Scotsman became undisputed super-lightweight champion by beating Jose Ramirez
Despite claiming all the world titles at 140lbs by beating Ramirez, the new super-lightweight king returned home empty handed – but is hoping to be reunited with his new belts later this week.
‘I don’t know where they are, you’d better ask United Airlines. I think they’re somewhere in Dallas still,’ Taylor revealed.
‘They’ve lost my bloody belts! We’re waiting for them to come in.
‘We’ve landed at Heathrow to get the bags and they’re not there so I’ve lost all of my belts.
‘I’ve won my belts but I’ve lost them at the same time.
But Taylor returned empty handed as he claimed his belts are ‘somewhere in Dallas’
‘No [I’m not worried], we’ve got all the stuff that we need to get so they’ll probably be here in the next day or two, but you couldn’t write it.
‘But it’s going to take a lot to take the smile off my face that’s for sure. I’m the happiest man alive at the minute.’
The 30-year-old posed for pictures with the Scotland flag draped around his shoulders as he was given a hero’s welcome back before embracing his long-term partner Danielle Murphy, who was unable to be with him as he fought for greatness in Las Vegas due to Covid travel restrictions.
Taylor’s victory over the previously undefeated Ramirez cemented his position as the best fighter at 140lbs and established his name in the pound-for-pound rankings.
Taylor’s historic victory saw him become Britain’s only four-belt world champion ever
He was reunited with his long-term partner Danielle Murphy, who was unable to watch him become the undisputed champion in Las Vegas due to Covid travel restrictions
The Scotsman admitted he is now eyeing a massive fight against arguably one of the best pound-for-pound stars in Terence Crawford next.
Speaking after Saturday’s dramatic showdown in Las Vegas, he said: ‘I’d like to go up to 147 and chase a real, real big fight like Terence Crawford.
‘I’m not gonna sit and call him out and stuff, I think he’s a great fighter, but I just think, two undisputed champions going at it at 147 would be awesome, amazing.’
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