1. Jose Ramirez
To really prove his dominance at super-lightweight, Taylor travelled to America during a pandemic and went toe-to-toe with fellow titleholder Ramírez in 2021. He lived to tell the tale, too, dropping Ramírez twice en route to a decision win.

2. Regis Prograis
Taylor and Prograis met in the final of the 2019 World Boxing Super Series, with both unbeaten. Twelve rounds later, we had seen a classic and only Taylor came away with his zero still intact.

3. Ivan Baranchyk
To win his first world title, Taylor had to extinguish the considerable threat of Russian hard man Baranchyk, who took the fight to the Scot in 2019 but had no answer to his superior ring craft and boxing ability.

4. Viktor Postol
A serious step up in class at the time, Taylor showed no signs of nerves when outboxing Postol, a former world champion, in 2018. He took a unanimous decision at the fight’s conclusion.

5. Miguel Vasquez
This fight in 2017 was Taylor’s first against a former world titleholder and he passed the test with flying colours, becoming the first man to stop Vásquez when finishing him in round nine.

6. Ohara Davies
Hard to believe now but in 2017, when this fight took place, Davies and Taylor were considered competitive rivals. No one felt that way that once Taylor got hold of Davies and stopped him in seven rounds, however.

7. Ryan Martin
Considered a prospect going in, American Martin was undefeated in 22 fights but still no match for Taylor, who dominated and stopped him in seven rounds back in 2018.

8. Winston Campos
An unknown short-notice sub from Nicaragua, Campos got the chance to fight Taylor in 2018 only to find himself dropped twice in the second round and stopped in the third.

9. Dave Ryan
In what was Taylor’s first pro title fight, he broke apart a game Ryan inside five rounds to rip from him his Commonwealth super-lightweight belt in 2016.

10. Apinun Khongsong
Notable only for it being a first-round knockout, this, Taylor’s last fight, was a strange mismatch in which Thailand’s Khonsong appeared out of his depth from the word go.