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“I CAN still make it to the pub!” Josh Taylor shouted over to old pals-cum-BT Sport analysts David Haye and Carl Frampton inside a near empty York Hall after an early finish to his IBF and WBA super-lightweight defence against Apinun Khongsong.

The press in the balcony also called to Haye and Frampton after Taylor’s first round KO and asked if the replays on the screens in front of them made the finish any clearer than it had appeared in real time. “A left hand,” Frampton responded while Haye clenched his left fist then shrugged his shoulders with a smile.

The Thai challenger was something of a mystery even before

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