Boxing legend Barry McGuigan believes Josh Taylor is "the better fighter in every department" ahead of his upcoming fight with Ohara Davies at the Braehead Arena.

The 56-year-old, who at one time held the WBA and lineal featherweight world champion is now a boxing promoter, and was visiting the Clydebank Leisure Centre this morning.

His own fighter Taylor will be defending his Commonwealth super-lightweight title this Saturday.

Both Davies and Taylor are undefeated in their pro careers, with the show billed "Bad Blood" due the fighters fiery exchanges to each other across social media in the build-up.

And while many see this fight as a close-run contest, McGuigan is confident his fighter will produce the goods and come out with the victory.

He said: "I'm 100 per cent confident Josh is a better fighter in every department.

"He throws a greater volume of punches, he’s got better punch placement, he’s got a better pedigree, he can fight on the inside or the outside, he can box, he can fight.

"The only thing he maybe doesnt have as much of is punch power in one single hit.

"But I don’t believe Ohara Davis has anything like the skills that Josh Taylor has."

McGuigan himself was one of the most popular fighters of his generation, and has helped develop one of his other fighters Carl Frampton's support across across Britain, and in particular in his homeland in Northern Ireland.

And The Clones Cyclone, who won 32 of his 35 professional fights during the 1980s, wants to build up a national fanbase for Edinburgh fighter Taylor.

McGuigan added: "I want him to establish himself as a national hero.

"He was as an amateur boxer but now we’re moving into a different realm, the professional game is a much tougher business.

"It’s longer, with your skills every department is tested and I really believe Taylor can be a great star in boxing.

"We’ve done it with Frampton, we’ve built up a huge support. He brought 16,000 people with him to Manchester, he bought 5,000 people to Las Vegas, we put 16,000 in the Titanic Quarter when he won the world title.

"We can do exactly the same with Josh, he’s got to produce the results in the ring.

"He’s only had nine fights, it’s a tough test but it’s nothing that he hasn’t done before, he’s fought world class amateurs all over the world."

One potential opponent for Taylor if he wins on Saturday is one-time three-weight world champion Ricky Burns.

The 34-year-old, who trains in the same gym as Ohara Davies and is his occasional sparring partner.

But the weekend encounter is the only thing on promoter McGuigan's mind at the moment.

He said: "He [Ricky]'s been a three weight division champion, and still as hungry as ever and he’s in his mid-30s and it’s great to see it.

"That is genuinely a fight down the line but we’ve got our minds completely focused on Saturday night."

The fight will be shown live on Channel 5, and tickets are available on ticketmaster.