Josh Taylor battles Through A Tricky Fight For A 9th Round KO

The fight was very hard to watch with neither man able to connect much throughout the fight. Miguel Vazquez displayed one of the most awkward, ugliest styles ever to grace a boxing ring. However the Scottish star was able to adapt to somehow get the stoppage and defend his WBC Silver Super Lightweight Title.

There was not very much to talk about in round one, with both fighters missing badly against each others head movement. Taylor perhaps won the round with the cleaner style, but there was not much in it.

Again in round two not many punches were landing, until Taylor landed a crisp left hand which won him the round. However the champion suffered a cut above the left eye.

Taylor switched tactics and adapted well from round four. Realising the head would forever be an elusive target, he switched his attack to the more static body. Vazquez traded back himself, but his punches were seriously ineffective and wild.

For me Vasquez won his only round of the fight in round six. Using what can only be described as superman hooks, and walking windmill body shots, he clinched the round by being the aggressor.

“He was very tough and game and eh, weird awkward angles, so I was getting caught with silly shots every now and again” said Taylor

The Tartan Tornado then began to mix long boxing with inside work of his own, showing the Mexican he can beat him at his own game.

In round nine the Scotsman began to find the accuracy to the head snapping Vasquez’s skull back. Just when it looked like he may take him out with a head shot, he switched attack, placing a beautiful shot to the bottom of the left ribcage. The right hand body shot dropped the challenger, and he was unable to meet the count.

“The first real good body shot I hit him with, it put him down and got the job done” Said the champion post fight

This was an impressive, educated win for Taylor and rounded up a night of body shot finishes.

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