Unified WBA & IBF super-lightweight world champion Josh Taylor, fresh from his emphatic World Boxing Super Series win, has today signed a multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank, arranged through his new advisory pact with MTK Global.
However, before the news had barely broke, Cyclone Promotions released a conflicting statement which appears to show the deals have been brokered behind their back, with possible consequences arising in the future.
Cyclone Promotions released this statement on January 9, shortly after 3pm:
"We are very disappointed to read the news today that Josh Taylor has signed a promotional agreement with another promotional company.
Josh Taylor is under an exclusive worldwide promotional contract with Cyclone Promotions.
We have successfully brought Josh to the pinnacle of the sport from the day that he turned professional, including working alongside other stakeholders in boxing to deliver him the biggest fights.
Most recently, Josh became IBF World Champion in May 2019 then unified champion in October 2019, and we have been working since then to plan the next stage of his career.
We are saddened that Josh has felt the need to attempt to break his contract in this manner and frustrated at those who have caused him to do so."