Scorecards of 114-114, 115-113 & 117-112 handed Taylor Taylor victory.
Josh Taylor is targeting his next battle with Jose Ramirez after beating Ragis Prograis on saturday night to become Britain’s only current two-belt world champion.
He added, “What a fight, all respect to Regis, he’s a great champion and was very strong,” a jubilant Taylor, who now wants to fight WBO and WBC world champion Ramirez, said afterwards.
“I knew I could get to him. I don’t think he expected me to be able to switch it up so easily.
“Let’s get it on. Ramirez, where you at? Let’s do it!”
After a valiant effort and suffering the first defeat of his career, Prograis was humble in defeat, adding: “It was a close fight, the better man won tonight so it’s cool.
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