BOXING champion Josh Taylor returns to the ring in Edinburgh next month.
Prestonpans star Taylor, the Commonwealth super lightweight champion, will once more box at the Meadowbank Arena on June 24.
The 26-year-old is unsure at the moment who his opponent will be.
His last fight was his first defence of the Commonwealth belt – a sixth-round stoppage of South African Warren Joubert, also at Meadowbank (see pic).
Taylor told Courier Sport: “I can’t say too much about it just now but it will be back at Meadowbank.
“I’m really looking forward to it and it’s great to be able to fight in front of my home fans once more.”
The Commonwealth Games gold medallist, who turned professional in 2015, is happy to be fully over an eye injury suffered in the win over Joubert.
However, nearly seven weeks on, Taylor said: “It’s healed up pretty nicely.
“It’s still a little bit pink but you can hardly see it to be honest – the nurse has done a good job. It was a pretty bad one, but I’m fine now and I should be able to spar again this week.
“I’ve kept my good looks, at least!”
The southpaw, dubbed the Tartan Tornado, travelled to London last week to begin his pre-fight camp.
He said: “I’m just building it up slowly. I’m hoping to get a bit of weight off and then I’ll be back sparring next week.”
Taylor also revealed why promoters Cyclone Promotions have chosen Meadowbank as the venue once more, despite Taylor’s mangement previously telling Courier Sport they were keen to see him travel across the country.
“We actually thought Meadowbank would be shut by now,” he said.
“Barry [McGuigan, founder of Cyclone Promotions] had talked about going to Glasgow and we’ll probably need to do that once Meadowbank does shut.
“But for just now we’re taking advantage of being able to fight in Edinburgh.”