Josh Taylor v Jack Catterall Scorecards to Undergo BBB of C Investigation
When undisputed super lightweight champion Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor (19-0, 13 KO’s) last had his hand raised in victory, it disgusted the general boxing world. Fight fans from every corner of the globe voiced their opinion that his mandatory challenger Jack “El Gato” Catterall (26-1, 13 KO’s) had done more than enough to earn the decision. Even worse, Catterall was bold enough to execute his skillful performance in Taylor’s own Scottish backyard.
As a result of the international harsh response to the ruling, the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC), through chief Robert Smith, has announced that a formal investigation into the scoring will be launched. In all actuality, its judge Ian John-Lewis’ card that lies at the heart of the matter.
“I’m not making any excuses for the judges. I thought Jack won the fight and that’s why we’re looking at the scorecards and asking for an explanation. But it’s a closer fight than what I’ve read […] I can fully understand Howard Foster’s scorecard (113-112 to Catterall), I can fully understand Victor Loughlin’s scorecard (113-112 to Taylor). But I am surprised at Ian John-Lewis’ scorecard (114-111 to Taylor) and that’s why we’re gonna make that investigation.”Robert Smith, British Boxing Board of Control chief
TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE
Unfortunately for Catterall, the best he will get out of this is a moral victory. When asked if the investigation could result in El Gato being awarded the win, Smith gave a grim reply.
“Nope. The decision stands as it is.”Robert Smith, British Boxing Board of Control chief
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By: Bakari Simpson