Josh Taylor - Scotland’s Top Amateur Boxer March 12 2014

You'd better have a big pair of Cahoonas if you're thinking of stepping into the ring with Josh Taylor, Scotland’s top amateur boxer. He's a tried and tested expert when it comes to opening the cans of Whoop-Ass and delivering the pain.

A junior taekwondo champion, Josh began boxing at the age of 15 under the tutelage of Terry McCormack at Lochend ABC in Edinburgh and quickly established himself as one of Scotland’s top amateurs. Having already represented Scotland many times, in 2010 he boxed for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi where he secured silver in the 60kg lightweight category. In 2011, he joined the GB boxing set-up and competed in both the European and World Championships of that year in the 64kg light-welterweight category. And, in 2012, he fought in the London Olympics representing Great Britian

Club: Lochend ABC, Edinburgh, Scotland

Class: Lightweight

Weight: 60kg

Home Town: Prestonpans, East Lothian

Club Coach: Terry McCormack

Career achievements:

2008 Youth Commonwealth Games bronze - Pune, India

2010 Commonwealth Games silver - Delhi, India

2012 Olympic Boxing Team - London, England

2013 British Lionhearts- World Series Boxing

 

1) What is your greatest sporting achievement to date?

Probably CWG 2010 silver medal & London 2012 Olympics 

2) What will be your greatest sporting challenge this year?

The Glasgow 2014 CWG (commonwealth games)

3) What or who got you hooked into your sport?

It was just curiosity at first and a change from taekwon-do. But when I went to the first class I was hooked immediately 

4) Who is your sporting hero?

Muhammad Ali, Manny Pacquiao 

5) 95% of all sportswear bought in the UK is imported. What is your opinion on that?

I don't really think about that kind of stuff, I just focus on what I want to achieve. World champion !! 

6) How do you relax and what's your poison of choice?

I like to take my dogs out for long walks along the coast, or just sit and relax with friends, family and my girlfriend.  Nandos tends to be my top suspect when I'm training. 

7) You're chopping wood, do you use a chainsaw or an axe?

An axe ! The feeling of hardwork, taking hard challenges and victory are second to none.

8) How would you like to be remembered?

Hopefully remembered as a person, brave, determined, fearless and world champion!

9) Haggis yes or no?

Yes

10) Beards are back in fashion, do you ever imagine a bearded boxer sporting the chin heather, would you ever consider growing a chin sporran?

Well I currently haven't shaved for about a months as I am in training and it's only just got over the bum fluff stage haha. Think it would take some time if I was to attempt it haha.

 

11) Last question how would you rate the Cahoonas 75 trunk

Yeah they are good. I really like them, really comfortable, perfect thanks.

 

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