FAMILY and friends – and even boxing legend Floyd Mayweather – were delighted to see Josh Taylor continue his undefeated record at the Braehead Arena on Saturday.

The county star was roared on by a near-capacity crowd in Glasgow, with many fans making the trip along the M8 for the biggest bout of his career.

His closest family and friends were ringside and the 26-year-old was roared on by his parents Diane and James, sister Finch and long-term partner Danielle Murphy.

And hairdresser Danielle, who has been with the Tartan Tornado for seven years, said she was “on cloud nine” after his weekend win.

Speaking from ringside immediately after the fight, she told Courier Sport: “I am just so proud of him – it is hard to put it into words.

“I knew he could do it but I was nervous for this fight, more so than the others, but I think that was because of all the talk and all the hype.”

She also hailed Josh’s best performance, nearly two years since he turned professional.

Danielle who, like Taylor, is from Prestonpans, added: “That was his best fight yet.

“Don’t get me wrong, Ohara is not a bad fighter – he can punch and you saw that – but that result was never in doubt.”

And while Taylor was looking forward to a “pint and a pizza” after a gruelling pre-fight training camp, Danielle said the celebrations would continue for a few days, saying: “I think we’ll have a get together for all the team and his family.

“You never want to say too much beforehand just in case, but I am so proud of him.”

Messages of congratulations came flooding in, including from Taylor’s Scotland team-mates from the 2014 Commonwealth Ganes.

Judoka Euan Burton, from Pencaitland, described Taylor’s performance as “different class”, while Wallyford para-powerlifter Micky Yule, who was at the Braehead Arena to watch Taylor win, told Courier Sport: “I thought Josh handled the occasion superbly.

“His speed and footwork were world class – total domination for me.

“I’m so happy for him and can’t wait to see if he fights Ricky Burns in an all-Scotland blockbuster, hopefully at Edinburgh Castle.”

Also lending his support ringside was Scotland and Celtic footballer Leigh Griffiths and Rangers ace Wes Foderingham, while support for Taylor also came from East Lothian MSP Iain Gray.

He posted on Twitter: “Outstanding performance by Josh Taylor there,” while Scott Glynn, from Tranent, added: “Josh Taylor... I doth my cap ya wee Panner.”

Taylor’s performance even won him online praise from an all-time boxing great.

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, who is preparing to take on MMA star Conor McGregor later this summer, posted on Taylor’s Instagram page: “Congratulations, keep up the good work.”

And the county star’s sister, Finch, posted a screenshot of Mayweather’s message to her Twitter page.

Alongside it, she wrote: “When Floyd Mayweather comments on Josh’s picture, Josh Taylor you are going to be world champ boy.”