Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Maryland native and super lightweight Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor is already back in the gym a week after dismantling gritty Mexican Carlos Aguilera, as he is set to take on Jose Zepeda September 3rd in a scheduled 10-round affair in Arizona.
Taylor (20-4, 14KO’s), who has won two straight since losing to Antonio Orozco in May of 2015, had Zepeda lined up prior to his August 6th bout against Aguilera.
In that one, Taylor wasted little time dispatching Aguilera as he floored him in the third round with some nice body work.
“We have this fight lined up before that,” Taylor said on Double Jab Radio.
Early on the bout, Taylor set up everything with the jab, baiting Aguilera early on and tagged him with crisp right jabs.
“The jab was set up for my big shots, during this camp, we used it more to open things up, and set some things up as well,” Taylor added.
The 27-year-old Zepeda (25-1, 21KO’s) has won two straight of his own. He did fight Terry Flanagan for the vacant WBO World lightweight title in which he lost back in 2015.
“I know I can beat him, so after the win, I will be ranked in the WBO and starting next year, the sky is the limit and I will be next in line for the shot against Terrence Crawford,” he added.
For full interview with Taylor see below.