A pugilistic pilgrimage to Canterbury has put Josh Taylor on course for the biggest fight of his life.

With McGuigan’s gym recently upping sticks from its inner city location in London’s Battersea to new state-of-the-art premises in Kent, the Scot has spent the last six weeks living the quite life in student accommodation at the University of Kent.

He feels the quiet life can only help him in his quest to unify the belts in the super lightweight division and claim the Muhammad Ali Trophy as winner of the World Boxing Super Series.

Taylor’s own IBF title, his opponent Regis Prograis’ WBA crown and the Ring Magazine belt are all on the line at the o2 in London on the night of October 26, a show which will also be screened pay-per-view on Sky Sports.

With Ricky Burns also taking on Lee Selby, the biggest Scottish fight night for years will leave the winner with the opportunity to take on Jose Ramirez, the owner of the WBC and WBO versions of this championship, to unify the division outright.

Derek Chisora, the heavyweight who took such umbrage about Taylor heading the bill, will now fight David Price of Wales after the withdrawal of Joseph Parker due to illness.

“The gym has moved out to Canterbury now, we have been out here for six weeks,” Taylor told Herald and Times Sport yesterday. “So we are staying on the university campus, everything is within walking distance, the weights, the gym, the physios, all right here on your doorstep.

“It feels more like a training camp because all the lads are staying in a house together, student accommodation,” he added. “It feels more like a team effort, everything is here on tap, the gym, the weights, we have everything right here on our doorstep.

“But even when I was in London, with everything around me, I never did anything anyway!” he added. “We were jus constantly training, and doing rest and recovery. When I go into training camp, it is pretty much just boxing life.”

While Taylor has fought in Las Vegas and the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn already during his career, seeing his name up in lights at the o2 in London will be something different. He has been overwhelmed by the support he has had from Scottish fans keen to travel south for the bout.

“I have always wanted to be on a big show in London since I was a little kid,” the Scot added. “With AJ running the show, I went to a few of his events in the o2.

“The arena itself is absolutely fantastic, I am looking forward to getting in there and putting on a good show.”

As part of the promotion, both unbeaten fighters recorded an in-depth head to head interview for Sky. While the interview has yet to be aired in full, Taylor touched upon the financial row by which Prograis appeared to pull out of the competition via his promoter Lou di Bella.

“They were making excuses about money and escrows but I am in the exact same boat as him so I don’t know what all the confusion and the moaning was all about,” Taylor told IFLtv yesterday. “The fight is on, we are here now, so happy days.”

The Scot, who is the taller man, thinks he can win the fight in a number of different ways.

“Listen, he is saying it is going to be a dawg fight, but if he tries to make it a dawg fight, tries to walk me down and drag me into a fight, he is getting chinned. I will knock him spark out,” said Taylor.

“I know that for a fact. If he wants to come, do all his fiddly stuff, be slick and move, I can outbox him as well.

“He likes to blow smoke up his own behind and believe his own hype. I like to do my talking in the ring,” Taylor told Sky Sports yesterday.

“We will see on the night. I think it is going to be a very tactical high skilled fight and I think it will catch fire because there is a bit of niggle between the two of us.

I think I am too tall for him, too quick for him as well so I think size is going to be a telling factor in this fight. But I do believe him and myself are the two best in the division and this is the fight to decide who is the best. Then I want to go after the belts and become undisputed champion of the division.”