osh Taylor claims he made the choice to vacate his WBA super-lightweight title.
The WBA has ordered Taylor to make a compulsory defence of his title in opposition to Dominican fighter Alberto Puello, unbeaten in 20 fights.
The Scot, who final defended the title he received from Regais Progais in 2019 in a massively controversial factors win over Jack Catterall in February, nonetheless holds the IBF, WBO and WBC belts.
“The World Boxing Affiliation (WBA) Championships Committee, in accordance with the group’s guidelines, has determined that the Tremendous Light-weight title, which was held by the Scottish Josh Taylor, is vacant,” stated a WBA assertion.
Taylor, nonetheless, took to Twitter to disclose he had vacated the title earlier than being stripped.
After beating Catterall, the 31-year-old recommended the win in Glasgow can be his final battle at 140lbs.
“It’s in all probability my final battle at 140, to be trustworthy, however we’ll see the way it goes,” Taylor instructed the BBC.
“Anyone, anyone on this planet – 147, 140, I’ll battle anyone.”