AFTER making his professional debut on Carl Frampton’s Texas undercard in July, Josh Taylor will have his first pro bout in Scotland on October 16 in Edinburgh at the Meadowbank Arena against Hungary 15-5 (8) Adam Mate.

Taylor was a top quality amateur, a 2012 Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold and silver medallist. “I am buzzing ahead of making my home debut in Edinburgh on October the 16th. It was great to get off the mark in the USA on such a big show but there’s nothing like boxing at home and I can’t wait to show my fans how much I have developed as a fighter. Adam Mate is a decent step up for me and he has fought for titles and always comes to fight so it’s going to be a great night at the Meadowbank,” Taylor said.

Manager Barry McGuigan said, “Josh Taylor is going to be Scotland’s next boxing superstar. He has all the attributes needed to win a world title and I believe that October the 16th will be the start of a very exciting journey for this young man. It is his first headline show at home in Edinburgh and he is boxing a tough kid from Hungary in Adam Mate who will be coming to win. Scotland has some of the best boxing fans in the World and in Josh Taylor they have a future World Champion who is the whole package, there are some exciting times ahead!”

Dundee’s former kickboxing World Champion Ronnie ‘The Shark’ Clark takes on Belfast’s undefeated Anthony ‘The Apache’ Cacace in the co-main event.

Fife’s undefeated middleweight prospect and former amateur star Connor Law will make his sixth professional start as a professional in six-round contest on the show. Edinburgh’s popular Light Welterweight Jason Easton will make his second pro appearance in a four-round bout at the Meadowbank. Greenock’s former amateur star Sam Ball is set to appear in a four-round welterweight contest alongside Port Glasgow’s Commonwealth Youth Games Silver Medalist Grant Quigley, who will also box in a four-round Light Heavyweight contest on the undercard. Cyclone Promotions’ explosive Portsmouth Featherweight prospect Josh ‘The Punisher’ Pritchard will make his fourth appearance as a pro in a four-round contest on the undercard of his gym and stable mate Josh Taylor.