DOUBLE world champion Josh Taylor has been named the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) Boxer of the Year for the second time.

The Tartan Tornado scooped the award last Monday ahead of Anthony Joshua, Terri Harper, Lyndon Arthur and Joe Joyce.

A consideration period from the beginning of August 2019 until the end of last year was taken into account.

During that time, Taylor (pictured by Jeff Holmes/PA Wire) beat Regis Prograis to lift the WBA Super Lightweight title and win the World Boxing Super Series to go alongside the IBF Super Lightweight belt he had already secured.

Then, last September, he stopped unbeaten Apinun Khongsong to retain the two world titles and set up a clash with fellow double world champion Jose Carlos Ramirez, which will take place in Las Vegas in May. Taylor’s WBA and IBF titles will be on the line, alongside Ramirez’s WBC and WBO belts.

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The former Commonwealth Games gold medallist said on Twitter: “Thanks to everyone involved and everyone who voted for me.

“It’s a privilege to be the winner of this award once again and be amongst the many great fighters that are on this list from years gone by.”

Taylor, 30, previously was named the BBBoC Boxer of the Year in 2018, which came after he defeated Ukrainian former world champion Viktor Postol.