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Ryan set for title tilt

15:30 19 March 2015

Former Newham amateur Ryan Taylor is in action at York Hall on the Goodwin Promotion

Former Newham amateur Ryan Taylor is in action at York Hall on the Goodwin Promotion

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Taylor to face undefeated fighter in title showdown on March 21

Ryan “Crash Bang” Taylor, of Peacock Gym in Canning Town, is set to explode back into the big time this weekend.

The 26-year-old will face undefeated Danny Gunn for the vacant International Masters Light-Welterweight title in front of what will be a sold out York Hall crowd on the Olivia Goodwin promoted “Best of Enemies” card on Saturday.

Taylor, who was a highly touted amateur, was undefeated in his first 8 fights - including capturing the International Masters Lightweight title.

On his 9th fight he fought Liam Shinkwin for the Southern Area Lightweight title at Wembley Arena and lost a close points decision.

After reaching the semi-final’s of Sky Sports Prizefighter competition, Taylor then had his second attempt at the Southern Area title in December 2013 at the Excel, but he was defeated by Floyd Moore.

There was no doubt that the efforts of continuing to drain his body down to the 9 stone 9 lbs limit was exhausting the Upminster-based boxer..

Taylor took a brief break from boxing and then teamed up with trainer Frank Greaves and Manager/Promoter Steve Goodwin.

A decision was made that he needed to step up in weight and campaign in the light-welterweight division.

Taylor returned to the ring in December last year and was impressive in recording a points win over Vasil Vasilev.

His opponent at York Hall is an undefeated prospect from Norwich who considers Taylor to be a stepping stone to the big time.

Gunn will be confident of winning, but Taylor knows that a title victory here will open doors to the bigger titles later in the year.

“I have had incredible support for this fight” said Taylor.

“I would like to thank everyone who is coming to support me and I have a few tickets left so should anyone want to come please contact me.”

For tickets visit iboxingtickets.com.

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