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Josh Taylor vacates WBA welterweight title after rejecting Alberto Puello defense

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Osh Taylor claims he has made the decision to vacate his WBA light welterweight title.

The WBA ordered Taylor to make a mandatory defense of his title against Dominican fighter Alberto Puello, undefeated in 20 fights.

The Scot, who last defended the title he won against Regais Progais in 2019 in a hugely controversial points win over Jack Catterall in February, still holds the IBF, WBO and WBC belts.

“The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee, in accordance with the organisation’s rules, has decided that the Super Lightweight title, which was held by Scotsman Josh Taylor, is vacant,” a statement from the WBA said. WBA.

Taylor, however, took to Twitter to reveal he vacated the title before it was stripped.

After beating Catterall, the 31-year-old suggested victory in Glasgow would be his last fight at 140lbs.

“It’s probably my last fight at 140, to be honest, but we’ll see how it goes,” Taylor told the BBC.

“Anyone, anyone in the world – 147, 140, I’ll fight anyone.”


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