Josh Taylor to face Apinun Khongsong in Glasgow on 2 May

Taylor unified the WBA and IBF titles with an epic victory over Regis Prograis
Josh Taylor unified the WBA and IBF titles with an epic victory over Regis Prograis

Josh Taylor's first defence of his WBA and IBF world titles will be in Glasgow on 2 May against Apinun Khongsong.

The Scot, 29, who signed a deal with US promoter Top Rank in January, became unified IBF and WBA champion with victory over Regis Prograis in October.

Both Taylor and 23-year-old Khongsong, who has only had one fight outside Thailand, have a 16-0 record.

"I want to fight in America in time, but it's good to treat my fans to this homecoming fight," he told iFL TV.

"It's a fresh start with a new team and I'm looking forward to it."

Taylor also confirmed he is now working with Ben Davison, Tyson Fury's ex-trainer.

The Scot parted company with Shane McGuigan in acrimonious circumstances last month after splitting with Cyclone Promotions.

"I just think Ben is a great coach and I think he's the right man for me," Taylor added. "He's younger than me - 27 - but he's got an old head on him and I think he'll suit my style."

Speaking last month, Taylor said he hoped the bout with Khongsong would be in Scotland.

He also said that his next aim would be to unify the super-lightweight division by facing WBC and WBO champion Jose Ramirez, albeit he accepts that fight would likely be in the United States.

"I can't see Ramirez coming over here," he said in January. "I'd like to get it here, I'll try to push for it to be here. But if I have to go to America, fair play, I'll go to America and see my name up in bright lights."

The American's defence against Viktor Postol on 1 February was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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