PRESTONPANS boxing champion Josh Taylor “can’t wait” to make another defence of his WBC Silver Super Lightweight title in Glasgow in March. 

Taylor will return to the SSE Hydro in Glasgow - scene of his 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal win - as he takes on former two-weight world champion Humberto Soto on March 3.

The former Preston Lodge High School pupil's last outing saw him become the first fighter to stop former world champion Miguel Vazquez as he defended his WBC Silver belt at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh. 

And ahead of his latest defence, announced at a press conference in Glasgow this afternoon (Thursday), Taylor, pictured below during the fight with Vazquez, told Courier Sport: "It’s going to be a great night and the first time I will have fought at the Hydro since winning the Commonwealth Games gold medal [in 2014].

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“We are hoping to get a crowd of about 4,000 – it’s going to be in the lower bowl of The Hydro and it will bring back some amazing memories.”

And of Soto, Taylor added: “He’s good and it will be another step up in quality.”

The 37-year-old Mexican will face Taylor with a record of 66 wins, nine defeats and two draws over an 11-year professional career.

Soto, whose nickname is La Zorrita, or the Crafty Little Fox, held the WBC Super Featherweight title from 2008- 2009 and the WBC Lightweight title from 2010-2011.

He also held the WBC interim featherweight tite from 2005 to 2006, but has not fought since 2016.

Taylor is back in a training camp in London, where trainer Shane McGuigan, Barry’s son, will be putting him through his paces ahead of the big fight.

On that training regime, Taylor said it had been “tough” but that his preparations were going well. 

The big fight – set to be shown live on TV – is likely to also feature Haddington middleweight Iain Trotter, pictured below, on the undercard.

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Among others expected to be in action on the night are IBO Intercontinental Super Lightweight champion Jason Easton, former amateur ace Lee McGregor, and Charlie Flynn, who like Taylor was a gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.