Catterall: “I’ve Been Mandatory For Over 18 Months…I’m Ready!”

Jack Catterall Wants His Title Shot!

Jack Catterall
Jack Catterall

Jack Catterall is more than ready for a title shot!


WBO #1 ranked super lightweight contender Jack Catterall (25-0, 13 KO’s) was “workmanlike” in defeating Timo Schwarzkopf (20-4, 12 KO’s) over ten rounds by UD (99-91, 100-91, 99-92).

His win at the Caesars Palace in Dubai keeps his path open to a world title shot.

LOOKING SHARP EARLY

Catterall got off to an excellent start. The 26-year-old southpaw set the pace by boxing and establishing the jab. Schwarzkopf applied pressure, but Catterall was smooth and sharp. He countered with straight left-hands, left uppercuts and some mean right hooks to the body.

Even as he had control of the fight early, Catterall did get marked up. By the fifth round, he was bleeding from the nose and was cut over his right eye.

PUTTING ON A CLINIC

Schwarzkopf appeared to come on and somewhat trouble the favorite in the fifth round. Although, he did let off the gas in the very next round which would cost him. It was at this point the pace of the fight slowed a bit.

Catterall took advantage and regained control, doing a beautiful job of boxing and staying out of harms way.

Moving to the left, the British southpaw doubled up on the jab and continued to find a home with the straight left and right hook on the ribs of the underdog.

Catterall was in complete control and never lost it for the duration of the fight.

NOW IS THE TIME

Afterwards, the top ranked British contender stated he’s ready for a world title fight and his team is negotiating for a fight with the current unified super lightweight champion, Jose Ramirez.

“I’m ready. I don’t want no more eight and ten rounders. I’ve been mandatory for over 18-months, so I want to test myself against all the top boys.”

Based on his performance tonight, he is ready to take the next step.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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