Josh Taylor is daring to dream big as he gets set for the AIBA World Boxing Championships 14 months after making his Olympic debut at London 2012.
The 22-year-old Commonwealth silver medallist reached the lightweight second round at the Olympics in London last summer, first defeating Robson Conceicao of Brazil 13-9.
He then lost 15-10 to Italy’s 2009 world champion Domenico Valentino and has battled with a hand injury sustained in February this year.
Taylor fell to Armen Zakaryan at light welterweight at the European Championships back in June but is full of confidence heading into the worlds in Kazakhstan.
The Scot is one of 13 fighters to be selected by GB Boxing for the World Championships, placed at light welterweight again, with Taylor aiming high.
“I don’t feel any pressure at all and am quite confident of coming back with a medal. To be honest, there are a couple of really good guys out there,” said Taylor.
“But I’m not really fussed who I come up against as I know if I can perform to my best then I can come out on top.
“Every competition I go into I want to win, but coming back as world champion would be amazing.”
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