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(September 28th) Cyclone Promotions are delighted to welcome you to the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland for the opening press conference of ‘Risk vs Reward’ Josh Taylor vs Miguel Vazquez, at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh on Saturday November 11th, live and exclusive on Channel 5, sponsored by Maxi-Nutrition, Ladbrokes and Voltarol.


Tickets for Risk vs Reward Taylor vs Vasquez are on sale and are available at or call 0844-844-0444.


Josh Taylor is one of the best super lightweights in world boxing and last time out on July 8th against London’s then unbeaten Ohara Davies, the twenty-six year old Taylor proved that he was ready to move onto the world stage with a punch perfect and one sided stoppage victory over his domestic rival.


On November 11th at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, Edinburgh, the undefeated Taylor truly steps onto the world stage when he takes on Mexico’s former long-reigning IBF world lightweight champion.


Scotland’s undefeated WBC Silver and Commonwealth super lightweight champion Josh Taylor is an electric boxing talent, none more so than when he fights in his hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland. Since turning professional with the McGuigan’s and Cyclone Promotions in July of 2015 Taylor has lit up the British professional boxing scene with a series of scintillating performances, as well as setting the record for the least number of bouts taken to win a Commonwealth belt.


Taylor has already boxed in each of the home nations as a pro, as well as three times in the USA on big world title bills. The twenty-six year old Scotsman has also headlined live on Channel 5, attracting huge viewership last October, and boxed live on Showtime in the USA at the home of boxing, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. On November 11 Taylor takes centre stage once again when he faces his toughest opponent to date in the form of Vazquez, who has a wealth of experience to draw upon.


Guadalajara, Mexico native Miguel Vazquez is one of the most experienced fighters in world boxing. The former IBF lightweight champ reigned as world champ for five long years defending his title all over the world. The thirty-year old Vazquez and has beaten a number of unbeaten opponents in the past, including Bredis Prescott, Denish Shafikov, Leonardo Zappavigna and Mercito Gesta, the last three of which were world title defences. Vazquez has only ever been beaten by the best, such as Saul Alvarez (twice) and Timothy Bradley and the teak-tough Mexican will be coming to Edinburgh looking to rip the WBC Silver super lightweight title off local favourite Josh Taylor on November 11th.


The scene is set for an action-packed encounter between two world class super lightweight boxers, with the winner of this intriguing contest one step closer to a world title shot. The fans at Royal Highland Centre on November 11th are in for a treat.


There will be extensive undercard announcements in the coming days.


Doors will open at 5pm at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, Edinburgh on Saturday November 11th.


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