Fight Talk: Is Josh Taylor a pound-for-pound star, McGregor to train Fury?

By Kal SajadBBC Sport
Josh Taylor lifting the Muhammad Ali trophy

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Here's our round-up of this week's boxing and MMA chat from across social media.

Is Taylor among the world's pound-for-pound best?

Scotland has a new sporting superstar.

Josh Taylor outpointed Regis Prograis at the O2 Arena on Saturday night in a thrilling fight. And to top it off, a true show of class from both fighters on the morning after the night before…

Taylor's impressive CV now reads:

•IBF and WBA super-lightweight champion

•WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine champion

•Winner of the Muhammad Ali Trophy

He's only had 16 fights in four years as a professional, but boxing fans believe he is already top of the class of current British fighters...

Twitter reaction to Josh Taylor win over Regis Prograis

But does Taylor make it into the pound-for-pound list of the top 10 boxers on the planet?

Some think so…

Twitter reaction to Josh Taylor win over Regis Prograis

But others believe Taylor first has to fight, and beat, undefeated WBO and WBC holder Jose Ramirez to become undisputed super-lightweight champion…

Twitter reaction to Josh Taylor win over Regis Prograis

Should Price retire?

David Price suffered his seventh professional defeat after his corner threw in the towel in the heavyweight clash with fellow Briton Dereck Chisora on Saturday night.

Price had no complaints, saying he "appreciated" the actions of his team.

"My balance was gone and my head was gone a little bit," he told IFL TVexternal-link.

He refused to make any rash decisions about his future, but promoter Kalle Sauerland also told IFL TVexternal-link the Liverpudlian should retire and, while some think Price still has something to offer the sport, many boxing fans feel the same…

Twitter reaction to David Price loss against Dereck Chisora

McGregor to train Fury in MMA?

Joining WWE, releasing a single with Robbie Williams, being filmed for a new 'at home with the Furys' reality TV show; it seems every week Tyson Fury is doing something even more bizarre than his previous venture.

Well, this week he told Sky Sportsexternal-link he could switch to Mixed Martial Arts and has even said he'll take up UFC star Conor McGregor's offer to train him.

Conor McGregor tweets Tyson Fury

Meanwhile, Fury was on a press tour this week to promote his WWE debut against Braun Strowman in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. He popped into the BBC Radio 1Xtra studios for a chat, where he revealed he regularly likes to "torture Deontay Wilder on Facetime"…

Eubank Jr and Hearn trade words

Chris Eubank Jr and Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn had a little tit-for-tat this week.

The middleweight contender announced he will return to the ring on 7 December in Brooklyn - taking on former standout amateur Matvey Korobov for the interim WBA title.

It will be the Brighton man's first outing since a unanimous decision over James DeGale in February.

But Hearn criticised Eubank's management team, telling the Boxing Socialexternal-link: "Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders are massive domestic fights he can take, and he's fighting a guy no-one really wants to fight and he's probably going to get beat because it's just the worst style for him."

Well, Eubank Jr was happy to have a little dig back at Hearn…

Lima feeling a million dollars

Douglas Lima had quite a night at Bellator 232 in Connecticut on Saturday.

Not only did the Brazilian recapture the welterweight title with a win over Rory MacDonald, he also walked away with $1m prize money.

And how did he celebrate? By being sprayed in Champagne by rapper 50 Cent, obviously…

'Any time, any place'

And we'll leave you with this bizarre video of billionaire Chinese businessman Jack Ma and future hall-of-famer Manny Pacquiao doing pad work, and then both calling out Floyd Mayweather...