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Summary

  1. Taylor beats Baranchyk on points
  2. First world title for Taylor, taking IBF super-lightweight belt
  3. Bout doubles as World Boxing Super Series semi-final

Live Reporting

By Andrew Southwick

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Round one

    Ivan Baranchyk tries to land early with a big looping left, but misses. The Belarusian is the aggressor early, but is maybe a little bit wild with some of his punches.

    Taylor so far is looking composed in front of his home crowd.

  2. Live now

    The action gets underway. Most believe it will go the full 12 rounds. Lets see....

  3. Baranchyk will knock Taylor out - Roach

    Renowned trainer Freddie Roach will be in Ivan Baranchyk's corner. Widely regarded as one of the best boxing trainers of all time, the man behind champions like Manny Pacquiao, Julio César Chávez Jr. and Miguel Cotto, has only been with ‘The Beast’ for eight weeks, but he is impressed by what he has seen, and has a lot of respect for Taylor to.

    "We are in with a strong opponent of course," said Roach. "This fellow is tall, he is lanky, shabby, he has got this nice jab and this counter hook over the jab with his southpaw stance.

    "Ivan is the underdog, and I love being the underdog. We got something to prove.

    “We are here to win, and I think my guy will knock him out. I don’t think he (Taylor) has ever been in a real hard, hard fight, and this might be his first one. He better be ready. I met him, he is a very nice man, and I wish him the best of luck, but he better be ready."

    Ivan Baranchyk alongside his trainer, Freddie Roach.
  4. Post update

    An unusual ring entrance from both fighters, who both stood at the corner of the ring before being invited to enter together.

    We are minutes away from the fight.

  5. Sizeable crowd at the Hydro

    Jane Lewis

    BBC Sport Scotland

    The atmosphere is building here in the Hydro in Glasgow. There’s a sizable crowd inside the arena with Josh Taylor coming out to a huge roar, as he bids for a first world title. The action is about to get underway, with Taylor hoping the Hydro continues to be a happy hunting ground. He won Commonwealth Gold here...can he win his first world crown..?

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  7. Welcome

    Welcome to tonight's coverage of Josh Taylor's fight with the dangerous and hard hitting Ivan Baranchyk.

    Taylor is aiming to take the IBF world super-lightweight title from the Belarusian at the Hydro in Glasgow. The bout is also the semi-final of a tournament to decide the new undisputed world super-lightweight champion.

    Taylor is undefeated as a professional, knocking out 12 of his 14 opponents. Baranchyk is also undefeated, with 19 wins.