Josh Taylor has vowed to do his “talking in the ring” as he looks ahead to his much-anticipated unification fight against Regis Prograis.

Taylor is bidding to become the leading super-lightweight in the world when he faces fellow world champion Prograis in the final of the World Boxing Super Series at The O2 on October 26, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Making the first defence of his IBF strap, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ expects to come through victorious, saying: “This fight proves who the true No 1 is. I believe it is myself, he believes it is him.

Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor put world titles and unbeaten records on the line Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor put world titles and unbeaten records on the line Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor put world titles and unbeaten records on the line

“I do believe we are the two best in the division. He likes to blow smoke up his own behind, and believe his own hype. I let him do his talking.

“I do my talking in the ring, so we’ll see on the night.

“I am too big for him, too tall for him, too quick for him. Size will be a telling factor in this fight.”

Prograis, of Louisiana, is already in the British capital for his first fight outside of the USA and echoes Taylor’s confidence.