UNIFIED world boxing champion Josh Taylor will take to television screens later this month in a documentary looking at his glittering career.

The Prestonpans fighter, who marries fiancée Danielle Murphy in Dumfries and Galloway on Saturday (June 18), is at the heart of Josh Taylor: Portrait of a Fighter.

The 60-minute documentary follows Taylor’s career from when he was a youngster starting out in the sport to his latest successful title defence against Jack Catterall.

Taylor made history when he defeated Jose Carlos Ramirez to become one of only six men to have ever unified a division in the four-belt era, as well as the first Scottish or British boxer to ever achieve the feat.

A spokesperson for BBC Scotland, which is showing the documentary on Tuesday (June 21) at 10pm, described the undefeated fighter as "a shining star of British boxing".

The spokesperson said: "Born and raised in Prestonpans in East Lothian, he stormed through the amateur ranks as a Commonwealth gold medallist to capture all four world championship belts in breath-taking style.

“Only five other male fighters have achieved this remarkable feat.

“He’s Britain's first undisputed world boxing champion in the four-belt era and considered one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world.

“Josh Taylor: Portrait of a Fighter follows the inspirational boxer as he prepares for the highly anticipated defence of his title as undisputed light-welterweight world champion against England’s Jack Catterall.

“The documentary uses unfiltered access to tell Josh's story and fashion an intimate insight into the sacrifices, pressures, passion and pride that go into reaching the top in sport’s most brutal business.”

Friends, family members and mentors also give the inside track on his gruelling preparations and his life away from the ring.

Taylor previously did taekwondo but switched to boxing and established himself in the amateur ranks with Edinburgh's Lochend Amateur Boxing Club.

That saw him take silver at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 before moving up to the top of the podium in Glasgow four years later.

He turned professional the following year when he defeated Archie Weah in the second round in Texas before making an impressive home debut in stopping Adam Mate after just 85 seconds at Meadowbank Sports Centre.

The capital venue would be the site of his first title when he stopped Dave Ryan in the fifth round on October 21, 2016, to lift the Commonwealth Light-Welterweight title.

Nine months later, he was crowned WBC Silver Light-Welterweight champion when he stopped Ohara Davies in the seventh round at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena.

And his dream of becoming world champion was finally achieved in May 2019 when he took a points decision victory over the previously unbeaten Ivan Baranchyk at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow to be crowned the IBF Light-Welterweight champion.

Taylor’s belt collection grew with another decision victory when he defeated Regis Prograis in the final of the World Boxing Super Series and lifted the WBA (Super) Light-Welterweight belt before defeating Ramirez to unify the division.

The Haddington-based fighter will not defend the title he won against Prograis again, though.

The world governing body had ordered him to face mandatory challenger Alberto Puello.

However, that will not happen with the WBA claiming he was stripped of the title and Taylor saying he vacated the belt.

Instead, his next bout looks set to be against Jose Zepeda.

The documentary is shown on BBC Scotland.