Josh Taylor despatched a letter addressed to the president of the World Boxing Affiliation (WBA), Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, through which he defined his choice to vacate the 140-pound crown.
The Scotsman thanked the pioneer physique for all this stage as monarch and argued the the reason why he needed to make the choice.
“I’ve been proud to be WBA champion since I defeated Regis Prograis since 2019,” Taylor mentioned in his letter. “Sadly, on account of my wedding ceremony and honeymoon this summer time I’m unable to satisfy my obligation to defend towards Alberto Puello in a well timed method. I don’t need to delay a fellow fighter from fulfilling his desires and for that motive I have to respectfully vacate.”
Lastly, the British fighter wished one of the best to those that will dispute the crown quickly: “I want one of the best to my teammates who will dispute the title and I hope to be WBA champion once more sooner or later”.