Josh Taylor was concerned in a livid confrontation with Jose Ramirez’s supervisor simply days earlier than their undisputed super-lightweight world title battle.
The ‘Tartan Twister’ is hoping to take the WBC and WBO belts away from the Californian on Saturday evening in Las Vegas to develop into the primary Brit to carry all 4 belts concurrently.
Though there’s undoubted respect between the 2 undefeated fighters, Taylor is fired up for the competition and pulls no punches on battle week.
Rick Mirigian, who manages Ramirez, discovered this out first hand when Taylor confronted him on the first press convention on Thursday night.
The Scot was irked by feedback made by Mirigian on Twitter within the wake of Taylor’s victory towards Apinun Khongsong again in September.
Mirigian wrote: “That is some humorous ass s***, who takes a bow after beating a uber driver & is ‘proud’, I imply the man was doing ‘excessive kicks’ when warming up!
“Pathetic! Then he says ‘he was a harmful opponent’ even after the battle!
“He must get excessive & go bar battle to organize for subsequent one.”
But the 30-year-old from East Lothian had not forgotten concerning the remarks on-line and cornered Mirigian after the convention was accomplished to offer him a couple of selection phrases of his personal.
He mentioned: “Not so courageous now, are you? Discuss courageous on Twitter? “You f****** a***gap. Subsequent time again it as much as my f****** face.”
Additionally they clashed a second time exterior the presser and needed to be separated.
Taylor has the possibility to cement his popularity as top-of-the-line pound-for-pound fighters on the planet on Saturday evening with a win towards Ramirez.
In addition to promising a stoppage win, the Scot advised talkSPORT he’s already entertaining the concept of doubtless combating the legendary Manny Pacquaio up at welterweight if he can accumulate all of the belts at 140lbs.
He mentioned: “After I was a younger child I used to repeat the issues he did and attempt to battle the way in which he did, I’ve acquired quick arms and good footwork, so I used to attempt to actually copy him with issues like that.
“I used to observe numerous coaching movies of him and attempt to copy him and the way in which he used to coach and issues like that, I actually did idolise him and he had a extremely huge affect in my profession.
“That’s one other factor that’s loopy, it’s not a wild dream and there’s a risk that it might presumably occur, perhaps.
“To share a hoop with my idol can be superb, it might be completely unbelievable.”