Josh Taylor has been given some sage advice by Tyson Fury as he faces the toughest test of his career next week when he fights Jose Ramirez for the undisputed super-lightweight title.
Scottish boxer Taylor is 17-0 with 13 KOs and will put his undefeated record on the line against Ramirez on May 22,, who holds the WBC and WBO light welterweight belts and is also unbeaten.
The Edinburgh native has been training in the States for his Las Vegas showdown, and has shared a few sessions with heavyweight champion Fury, who is also preparing in Nevada for his upcoming fight with Anthony Joshua.
And the undefeated heavyweight has been giving advice to Taylor, who is two years his junior.
Speaking via the BonusCodeBets.co.uk blog, he said: "Obviously I've been training my guts off," he continued. "But it's been a good laugh as well and making that training the little more enjoyable.
"Tyson has been giving me little bits of advice, stuff he thinks I could do and things that could work in the fight. He's been giving me some really good bits of advice.
"We made the decision to rent the house away from hotels and the strip, so there's no distractions. We're being very professional and taking care of business. We are out here taking things very, very seriously."
Fury has had several big fight camps in Vegas; he fought Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin in June and September of 2019 respectively, and his career-defining stoppage of Deontay Wilder took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Taylor is hoping to earn a homecoming fight with a win on May 22, which is the same day as his beloved Hibernian play in the Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone.
"I believe it will be a classic performance, a total dominant performance from me. He's going to get blown away by the tornado, I am going to blow him away – it's going to be the toughest fight of his life for sure," he added.
"He's never been in with anybody like me, his time as unified champion at 140 has come to an end and it's my time to shine.
"On the same day, on the 22nd, my team Hibs are playing in the Scottish Cup Final and if they win on May 22 and I win, it's a great day for Edinburgh and a great day for Scotland.
"It would be absolutely massive and the celebrations will be huge when I get back. It will be brilliant, it will be amazing. To be a sports fan in Scotland for sure it will be great.
"I'd love to have a fight at either Easter Road or Edinburgh Castle, that would be the whole bucket list ticked off. I'd have achieved everything I set out to achieve in the sport.
"A fight at Edinburgh Castle in the middle of the summer with the castle lit up in the background at night would be a once in a lifetime opportunity."
Taylor even has an opponent in mind for that massive fight night; pound-for-pound great Terrence Crawford.
"It would be great to get Terence Crawford over or a massive title defence," he added. "It would be awesome – any fight at that venue would be amazing."
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