First, he managed to attract attention by talking out loud during Mayweather’s press conference. Soon he followed it up with an out-of-the-ring wrestling duel with Jack Fincham, his boxing opponent for the event. For the new year, his campaign commenced at the OVO Arena in Wembley, London. His opponent is a former reality show participant and a fitness and health influencer, Idris Virgo. But, as much as the match’s outcome sank in, “The Pretty Boy” made it a point to let loose the table of upcoming events, especially the next one that might turn quite a few heads!
Taylor wants to fight Floyd Mayweather
Former track athlete and now a television presenter Jo Ankier caught up with the American post-fight. She started with his views on the fight and what went wrong. “The Pretty Boy” explained his version of the story. He added that while his goal remains to fight KSI and Floyd Mayweather, staying put till the last round against a boxer with a 12-0 record speaks much about his strength.
Ankier asked, “So what do you do now to get to KSI to Mayweather?” And Taylor mentioned that he would be reaching out to KSI and Floyd Mayweather Jr., especially since the latter is still active in the exhibition circuit.
The former track runner enquired about his view on the Mayweather – Deji fight, and the former mixed martial artist said, “I think it was I think it was a sham I wasn’t impressed with Floyd I think Floyd needs competition.”
When Jo Ankier checked for his next plan of action, Taylor responded, “Oh, it took about a week off, take some time off, let my body heal, went to a gruesome training camp, and then get back in a week and a half later hopefully that me, and Floyd can fight it fighting uh on the 25th of February.”
Taken aback at the revelation, she asked again, “25th, you’ve got a date you got a date?”
And the American shot off, “We have a date in mind that’s it’s up to Floyd if he’s gonna sign that contract.”
Ankier wanted to know the stage at which the discussion was currently and whether it would happen for real. And the former mixed martial artist turned pro-boxer replied that Mayweather’s manager had touched base with his team, who also responded likewise. Per Taylor, Floyd Mayweather is keen on fighting him,”…and he’s very interested in fighting me.”