Taylor vs Khongsong Info
Josh Taylor is set to face Apinan Kongsong on Saturday 26th September 2020 at BT Sport Studio in London.
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This contest is for the unified super lightweight championship of the world, with the WBA & IBF belts on the line.
Taylor will be defending The Ring Junior Welterweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Regis Prograis in October 2019. He had held this belt for 11 months.
He will also be making his 2nd defence of the IBF World Junior Welterweight Championship. He won this belt against Ivan Baranchyk in May 2019. He had held this title for 1 year 4 months and 8 days.
Also, on the line will be his WBA Super World Super Lightweight Championship defence for the first time. He won this belt against Regis Prograis in October 2019. He has been recognised as this champion for 11 months.
Taylor vs Khongsong stats
Josh Taylor steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins and zero loses, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Apinan Kongsong will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Kongsong has a slight advantage in power over Taylor, with a 81% knock out percentage over Taylor's 75%.
Josh Taylor is the older man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
Josh Taylor fights out of the southpaw stance, while Apinan Kongsong is an orthodox fighter.
Taylor is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2015, 10 months earlier than Kongsong, who’s first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 28 more professional rounds, 90 to Kongsong's 62.
Apinan Kongsong is currently ranked number 13 by the WBA and 1 by the IBF in the 140lb division.
Taylor vs Khongsong form
Taylor remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Regis Prograis on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ivan Baranchyk on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ryan Martin on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Before that, he had won against Viktor Postol on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
He had beat Winston Campos on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Apinan Kongsong remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Akihiro Kondo on 18th February 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Taylor's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Kongsong's last 1 fights have come over a period of , meaning he has been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
What time does Taylor vs Khongsong start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm BST at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom, which is 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.
Who is showing Taylor vs Khongsong?
Taylor vs Khongsong will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the UK, while the fight will be broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
How do you stream Taylor vs Khongsong?
In the UK you can stream Taylor vs Khongsong on BT Sport, and all their boxing cards, via the BT Sport app and online player. This is included for free if you order BT Sport on Sky TV, TalkTalk TV or BT TV. If you don’t have a TV package, it’s only available as a standalone app to existing or new BT broadband customers. Note, it’s not currently available on Roku or NowTV sticks, or games consoles.
The stream is free for existing BT Sport 1 customers, while 1 month (for tv) costs £25.
In the US you can stream Taylor vs Khongsong via the ESPN+ app. This is a standalone service from regular ESPN, so you don’t need to be an existing TV subscriber. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, your Smart TV and many others. It also has a 7-day free trial.
7 days of ESPN+ is free, while 1 month costs $5.99.