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Josh Taylor reveals why he walked out of Teofimo Lopez interview

Former undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor

WBO junior welterweight champion Josh ‘The Tartan Tornado’ Taylor 19-0 (13) has explained why he stormed out of a video interview with his Teofimo ‘The Takeover’ Lopez 18-1 (13) this week.

The rivals are set to clash at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden this Saturday night.

The bad blood between the pair has been there from the start but really boiled over in their recent joint interview. Tailor revealed why he left the set.

“He just talks absolute waffle, just waffles on, makes no sense and I can’t be bothered listening to it,” the former undisputed 140-pound champion said to Sky Sports News.

“It’s just boring and you’re not even making any sense so I got up and said look I’m away, I’m going to get my dinner and go to bed, see you on June 10.”

In the week leading up to the fight, Taylor and Lopez will be forced to confront each other face to face. Who knows what fireworks this will produce.

“I suppose I have to this week and I suppose I’ll see him at the press conference and the weigh-in. So I’m looking forward to that,” Taylor said of the former WBA, WBO and IBF lightweight champion.

“I think he’s got a lot of nerves and a lot of doubts. I think he’s got a lot of nervous energy. I think it’s all a front.”

Taylor added: “The switch may go when I see him, you never know!”

Southpaw Taylor, 32, believes he has more big fight experience to draw on against the 25-year-old American.

“I really feel it’s a big performance coming on,” said Taylor, who will be having his first bout since his controversial points win over Jack Catterall 16 months ago. “I’ve got an abundance of experience now.

“I’ve been in championship fights since about my fifth fight as a professional and been all over the place and been on big stages. I’ve got an abundance of experience being on the big stage and fight nights. I know how it feels, I know how it is. I know how the nerves get. I know how you feel pre-fight.”

He added: “I feel like I’ve found myself again, the love for the sport and the love for going to the gym. I feel like a little kid at Christmas.

“I feel dead excited about boxing again and I’m back to enjoying where I am, my surroundings, my team as a whole, I’m just dead comfortable and have 100 per cent faith in. I’m really happy and relaxed with where I am now and I’m performing really well in the gym. I’m buzzing for where I’m at.

“I just can’t wait to get in on Saturday and put it all together.”