Following a contentious decision at the GB Championships two weeks ago, Josh Taylor (Lochend ABC) enjoyed a triumphant return to the Capital in the final of the London International Invitational held in the Excel Arena on 27 November 2011. (more…)
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64kg – Josh Taylor v Jeff Horn (Australia) 13:11
Josh led throughout building a lead of 4-2 in the first round with some excellent straight hitting. Josh’s opponent halved the deficit in the second, but the Edinburgh man maintained his composure to win the bout and has the chance of the gold tomorrow.
GB Boxing’s Matt Holt reported on the bout from Azerbaijan -
“It wasn’t to be for Josh in his first World Championships, as he went down 11-5 to a tough opponent from Kazakhstan. A close first round in which both boxers scored with clean blows finished with Yeleussinov 3-2 to the good. In the second the lead was stretched to 7-3, and despite a valiant last round, the Edinburgh man couldn’t claw it back and the bout closed with the scoreline 11-5.”
This was a tough opening contest for Josh and one he will take great experience from.