Two of America's biggest wrestling stars will go head-to-head next month.
Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs and world champion David Taylor will meet on Jan. 9 live on FloWrestling.
January 9th. pic.twitter.com/3IuYIfRrex�" Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) December 10, 2020
The match will take place at 86 kilograms. The 32-year-old Burroughs competes internationally at 74 kilograms, while the 30-year-old Taylor wrestles at 86 kilograms.
Burroughs won gold at the 2012 Olympics and has claimed four world titles. Taylor captured a world title in 2018 and missed the 2019 World Championships due to injury.
The two wrestlers have met four times, with Burroughs winning all four meetings. However, the last meeting took place six years ago when Taylor competed at 74 kilograms.
Burroughs is coming off an 8-5 victory over Zahid Valencia at a FloWrestling event on Nov. 14. For that match, Taylor weighed in at 81 kilograms. Taylor defeated 2020 Senior Nationals champion Gabe Dean 6-2 in his most recent outing at the NLWC event on Rokfin held Nov. 24.
Burroughs and Taylor have been trading barbs on Twitter since early October.
Thought you've been lookin like a beef cake. Test the waters and if you want a shot at the real 86kg 👑 hit me up https://t.co/ZikUMS7QgD�" David Taylor (@magicman_psu) October 4, 2020
I made you disappear from 74kg. So who's really the magic man? https://t.co/78zxICz4dy�" Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) October 5, 2020
My schedule just got cleared. I want @magicman_psu in December.�" Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) October 21, 2020
Boom! Let's do this ! https://t.co/A8qwY3OVYo�" David Taylor (@magicman_psu) October 21, 2020
This is me phoning in from mums bed: glad you were able to squeak out that win. I'm in dawg. Been saying that for months🥱 @alliseeisgold�" David Taylor (@magicman_psu) November 15, 2020