Josh Taylor has slammed BoxRec’s list of the best British fighters, describing his ranking as ‘outrageous’.
The boxing website ranked the undisputed light-welterweight champion fourth on its list, behind Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Callum Smith.
And 31-year-old Scott couldn’t help expressing his disappointment seeing his spot on the list.
With a laughing face emoji, Tartan Tornado tweeted: “Number 4 ????
“What else do I have to do to get some respect in my name?”
Boxing fans were quick to comment on Taylor’s place on the list, with one saying: “This list is ridiculous.”
Another said: “How are AJ and Smith above @JoshTaylorBoxer on this list?”
And another said: “Josh Taylor is the best fighter out of the UK in over a decade.
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“Sadly, the UK boxing audience does not know this.”
One commented: “Pound for pound number 1 all day.
“Taking some big names along the way, absolutely destroyed everyone in your path. Put some respect on the boy’s name.”
Another shouted: “This is ridiculous.”
Taylor became the undisputed light-welterweight champion with a unanimous decision victory over Jose Ramirez in Las Vegas last May.
The Prestonpans pounder will defend the belt in the Battle of Britain against Jack Cattrall at Glasgow’s Hydro Arena next month.
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