Heartbroken world boxing champion Josh Taylor has unveiled a tattoo of his beloved pet canine after its tragic loss of life.
The East Lothian boxer, from Prestonpans, confirmed off his new ink to followers after his staffie, named Manny, final week.
Taylor stated the tattoo on his thigh, which is a placing portrait of his “bestest pal” who was nicknamed “the PACman”, ensured he would at all times be by his facet.
In a publish to over 100 1000’s followers on Instagram, the 29-year-old stated: “I’m completely delighted with my tattoo of the PACman – the element in it’s unreal. The PACman will at all times be by my facet.”
The boxer additionally posed for a photograph with award-winning tattoo artist Lewis Greig of Tranent-based Brass Buddha Tattoos, who was behind his new leg artwork.
Taylor final week paid a touching tribute to “the PACman” – considered named after Philippines boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.
He stated: “It’s with a massively heavy coronary heart that I’m scripting this publish.
“Yesterday has been one of many hardest issues I’ve needed to do in my life by saying farewell to my wee bestest pal and wee sidekick on this earth. Manny ‘the PACman’ Taylor.
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“Phrases can’t describe how a lot this canine meant to me. He was at all times by my facet in all places I went.”
The friendly pup was additionally one for stealing the limelight, the boxer revealed.
He continued: “He was such a pleasant, humorous, lovable and had an enormous character about him.
“He at all times bought consideration in all places he went even a lot so, that when TV cameras got here to interview me, he at all times stole the limelight and was on tele greater than me.
“This canine has gave me a lifetime of affection, loyalty, laughs, friendship and recollections. One issues for positive I’ll always remember you Manny. Relaxation in peace my boy.”