Former outright world bantamweight champion Josh Taylor of Great Britain has given up another belt, reported.

According to the promoter of the boxer Bob Arum, Josh left the IBF title vacant, because the organization appointed the fighter a mandatory challenger in the face of Argentine Jeremias Ponce.

“Bob Arum said that Josh Taylor has vacated his IBF world super flyweight title. Arum said Taylor will go for a rematch with Jack Catterall, defending only the WBO title,” corresponded journalist Michael Benson.

Recall that Josh previously turned down the WBA and WBC titles, as the organizations also required him to make mandatory defenses of those belts.

Taylor had his last fight at SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, on February 27, against his compatriot Jack Catterall, who he won by split decision. The two are expected to face off in a rematch.

Last updated on 22 Aug 2022 - 15:01