Barry McGuigan appeared certain, yet his trainer son Shane was unsure.
The idea Josh Taylor, their protégé, should share a ring with compatriot Ricky Burns in the next 12 months may also divide the wider boxing fraternity.
Given Burns’s decline since joining Matchroom in March 2013, the timing looks perfect.
Earlier this month, I was at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow to see the three-weight world champion defend his WBA light-welterweight strap against challenger Kiryl Relikh.
The Belarussian was unbeaten with 19 stoppages from 21 wins. Yet not a single victory on his record suggest Burns, 33, was in for a troublesome evening.
It proved an enthralling encounter and I had the home favourite winning by one round; scoring it at home a day later I was certain Relikh deserved to walk away with the belt.
Before Taylor’s Commonwealth title win over Dave Ryan, McGuigan Snr said: “I don’t think anyone other than his close friends could say Ricky is the fighter he used to be.
“If Ricky goes onto fight [Adrien] Broner the way he fought Relikh last week then Broner will beat him.”
It is hard to disagree with the words of the featherweight legend.
In a division which features his old adversaries Terence Crawford and Raymundo Beltran, as well as the dangerous duo of Eduard Troyanovsky and Viktor Postol, it’s even tougher to envisage the man from Coatbridge being WBA champion in a year’s time.
A bout between Burns and ex-Olympian Taylor, 25, would be a Scottish super-fight a la Jim Watt against Ken Buchanan.
Crucially, Watt’s points loss in their 1973 British title battle didn’t stop him going onto enjoy a brilliant career. The same can be said for Burns’s decision defeat to European, British and Commonwealth king Alex Arthur as a 13-fight novice in 2006.
Former WBO super-featherweight champion Arthur was ringside on Friday night as Carl Frampton’s stablemate Taylor picked up his first title in the professional ranks.
He is the reason Scottish boxing’s brightest prospect pulled on the gloves.
In 2014, Josh, from Edinburgh, told me: “My mum worked at Meadowbank Sports Centre and Alex worked out there. I was 15 at the time.
“I went to see him training and knew straight away it was something I wanted to do. I’ve never looked back.”
Dave Ryan called Taylor a “soon to be world champ”.
However the Scot’s priority will be establishing himself in a division which is strong at domestic level; the competition includes Tyrone Nurse, John Wayne Hibbert, Tommy Coyle, Ohara Davies and Jack Catterall, who recently ducked a scrap with British champion Nurse, above.
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