Josh Taylor To Face Winston Campos, Humberto Soto is Out

Annette Crawford
February 25, 2018

Scotland's undefeated Josh Taylor will now defend his WBC silver super lightweight title against Nicaragua's risky contender Winston Campos on Saturday March 3 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

"I'd like to thank my team for finding a replacement at this late stage and Campos represents a different challenge, being a rangy southpaw, I'm very confident that I can put on a career best performance next weekend at the SSE Hydro".

"This is professional boxing and unfortunately these things can happen, we wish Humberto a full recovery".

The 26-year-old 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal victor was set to put his WBC super-lightweight Silver belt on the line against two-time world champion Soto but the 37-year-old Mexican has been injured in sparring.

He is known for his all-action style and is now in the form of his life.

He will be replaced by Nicaraguan fighter Winston Campos. His most recent defeat came in 2013 against former WBA lightweight champion Ismael Barroso and he won four of his five fights a year ago by knockout.

Campos added in a statement: "I'm delighted to get this opportunity". Campos is also a former foe of former world title challenger Ismael Barroso, having faced the hard-hitting Argentine in Costa Rica in 2013.

Lee McGregor boxes against Scott Allan, while Chantelle Cameron will defend her IBO female lightweight title against Myriam Dellal, Glenn Foot faces Jason Easton in a clash for the vacant Commonwealth title at super-lightweight and there is a tasty lightweight showdown between Charlie Flynn and Ryan Collins as the pair meet in a rematch with the vacant Celtic title at stake.

Taylor is managed by former world champion Barry McGuigan, who has high hopes for the undefeated Scot.

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