Josh Taylor vs Winston Campos Betting Tips, Preview and Predictions
Taylor targets another statement Scottish success over stand-in challenger Campos
Scottish talent Josh Taylor (11-0, 10 KOs) will make the second defence of his WBC ‘Silver’ light-welterweight title this weekend against late stand-in opponent Winston Campos (30-3-5, 18 KOs).
Taylor has become one of Britain’s hottest prospects in recent years and is aiming to make the step up to world level in the coming months.
The 27-year-old was scheduled to take on experienced former two-weight world champion Humberto Soto in his latest outing, but the Mexican was ruled out through injury.
At the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, the home favourite will look to put on another statement showing, following impressive stoppage successes over both previous rival Ohara Davies and former lightweight world titlist Miguel Vazquez.
Taylor is the overwhelming odds-on 1/100 front runner with Paddy Power to prevail on home territory and carry on his momentum in 2018.
Meanwhile, 25-year-old challenger Campos will be looking to do himself justice after taking this bout on late notice and is regarded as a massive 20/1 underdog with Betfair on his UK debut.
Late change of foe doesn’t alter Taylor’s mindset ahead of Glasgow outing
Having been preparing for the orthodox Soto throughout training camp, Taylor is now having to switch up his tactics to face off with stand-in Campos, a southpaw.
But the highly-rated Scot isn’t taking his next challenger lightly and is still ready to put on a show for his home supporters.
“It came as a bit of a shock but these things happen in boxing,” Taylor told Boxing News.
“I wish Humberto Soto all the best in his recovery but now I’m one hundred percent focused on defending my WBC Silver title against Winston Campos on March 3rd.
“I’d like to thank my team for finding a replacement at this late stage and although Campos represents a different challenge, being a rangy southpaw, I’m very confident that I can put on a career best performance next weekend at the SSE Hydro.”
The Scottish sensation’s latest foe Campos has won his last seven fights, which all took place in his native homeland of Nicaragua, and is unbeaten since 2013.
But Taylor has shown huge progression in his most recent outings and, live on Channel 5 this Saturday night, he is seeking to showcase his skill set once again to a widescale audience.
Also featuring on the card on Scottish soil is female star Chantelle Cameron (5-0, 4 KOs), and she is odds-on 1/100 with BetVictor to continue her professional journey with a win over Frenchwoman Myriam Dellal (15-7-3, 2 KOs).