DOUBLE world boxing champion Josh Taylor could yet return to the ring later this year.

The IBF and WBA World Super Lightweight champion, from Prestonpans, had been due to face Apinun Khongsong in Glasgow on May 2 before the bout was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, plans have been revealed that could see the fight rearranged for next month or September.

Taylor spoke to Courier Sport in May and said he would be working hard to keep in ring shape, despite not knowing when the bout would be rescheduled for.

At that time, he said: “I’ve been training and I am still doing a bit of something every day.

“I have been doing a bit of running, I have got a bag set up in my garage and I have been doing a bit of groundwork; that sort of thing.

“I am doing a bit of cycling; I got myself a bike and I have been going on long-distance cycles.

“It is a wee bit tough to keep motivated but at the same time I have to keep myself in decent shape.

“I am still training and still keeping fit so that when I do get the call I am not too far off the pace and not far out of shape, unfit or too heavy.”

Last week, Taylor, who now lives in Haddington, posted a video on social media of him stepping up his training.

Victory in the bout, with a date yet to be confirmed, would likely set him on a path to face the winner of the fight between Jose Carlos Ramirez and Viktor Postol, who Taylor defeated in Glasgow in the summer of 2018.

Ramirez currently holds both the WBO and WBC Super Lightweight titles and all four belts could be on the line for a mouthwatering unification bout against undefeated Taylor.

Ramirez and Postol had been due to face each other earlier in the year but that fight too was cancelled because of the global pandemic.

It could be rescheduled for around the same time as Taylor fights Khongsong.

Taylor’s Thai opponent comes into the bout with a record of 16-0 (13 KO) but has only ever fought outside of his homeland once.