Taylor vs Baranchyk: Josh Taylor wins IBF world title after tremendous performance Taylor vs Baranchyk: Josh Taylor wins IBF world title after tremendous performance
Josh Taylor knocked down Ivan Baranchyk on the way to becoming the new IBF super-lightweight world champion and advancing to the WBSS final Josh... Taylor vs Baranchyk: Josh Taylor wins IBF world title after tremendous performance

Taylor vs Baranchyk: Josh Taylor wins IBF world title after tremendous performance

Josh Taylor knocked down Ivan Baranchyk on the way to becoming the new IBF super-lightweight world champion and advancing to the WBSS final

Josh Taylor knocked down Ivan Baranchyk on the way to becoming the new IBF super-lightweight world champion and advancing to the WBSS final

Josh Taylor dropped Ivan Baranchyk twice on his way to winning the IBF world title and booking his spot in the World Boxing Super Series final.

‘The Tartan Tornado’ produced a coming-of-age performance against the tough Belarusian, earning a unanimous decision verdict via scores of 117-109 and 115-111 twice, and will now unify titles against WBA king Regis Pograis in the super-lightweight tournament decider.

After a back-and-forth opening few periods, Taylor (15-0) began to control proceedings and put down the champion twice in a pivotal sixth. From there the Scot, roared on by a fervent home crowd in the SSE Hydro, dictated the fight, overcoming a difficult final three minutes to claim world glory.

Taylor vs Baranchyk: Josh Taylor wins IBF world title after tremendous performance

Speaking afterwards, Taylor said: “This is a dream come true, I’m over the moon.

“I took more risks than I should have and switched off a couple of times, it could have been easier. Thanks to all my fans.”

Both men looked to feel each other out early, Taylor, looking to set the pace, jumping in with some sharp combinations from the southpaw stance while the compact Belarusian prodded forward, trying to rough up the local hero.

Often missing wildly, Baranchyk continued to let his lands go, digging in body shots, but the challenger was able to match him with the more accurate work.

Taylor vs Baranchyk: Josh Taylor wins IBF world title after tremendous performance

The fifth did see the IBF king taste significant success, repeated venomous hooks landing clean, a thunderous right crashing home, as concern starting to build around the Glasgow arena, Taylor’s left eye suddenly bloodied.

Taylor replied in devastating fashion in the next though. A rampant salvo to the body suddenly drawing a grimace before a huge short right rocked the onrushing Belorussian to the canvas.

Back on his feet, Baranchyk wisely looked to tuck up but Taylor tasted blood and relentlessly hammered home, a series of cuffing body shots dropping his man once more, this time the visitor saved by the bell.

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