Jack Catterall On Josh Taylor Decision: “Boxing…Shame On You!”

Jack Catterall Shows His Disgust Via Social Media

Jack Catterall views his performance against Josh Taylor
Jack Catterall views his performance against Josh Taylor.

Jack Catterall is Devastated After the Decision Robbery of Josh Taylor!

Previously unbeaten WBO junior welterweight mandatory Jack “El Gato” Catterall (26-1, 13KOs) fought the fight of his life when he challenged undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor (19-0, 13KOs) in the champion’s home country of Scotland. After outboxing and even dropping the champion, something we’ve grown accustomed to in the sport of boxing happened. A fighter robbed of victory!


El Gato entered this bout as a significant underdog to most people who really hadn’t either seen him fight or simply didn’t recognize how good a fighter he was. Not to boast or brag, but we here at 3 Kings Boxing knew the dangers that were ahead for Taylor, who also acknowledged the same sentiments. This led us to ask the boxing world if Catterall was being overlooked.

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Rightfully so, Taylor was the favorite after defeating former world champions Viktor Postol, Ivan Baranchyk, Regis Prograis, and Jose Ramirez. You would’ve have been seen as biased by boxing heads not to pick him as such.

However, none of that matters when you step into the ring. The only thing that matters is how you perform. Former NFL Head Coach Bill Parcels once said, “you are what your record is,” and he’s correct. In this instance, you are the fighter you are on the night you do battle, and Taylor was far from the best 140-pound fighter in his fight with Catterall.


Catterall broke his silence via his social media expressing his thoughts on the heart-breaking defeat. He shamed boxing for yet another asterisk on a great performance by a boxer being nullified by terrible judging.

Jack Catterall vents frustrations via IG.
Jack Catterall vents frustrations via social media.

While everyone will move on from this fight and be forced to accept the official decision, as is the case with all robberies and controversies in the sport, It’s really time to look at a way to bring in competent judges who know how to properly judge a fight. Unfortunately for Catterall, he’s yet another casualty of bad judges who seem to score fights from a casual boxing fan point of view and not of the experience their resumes indicate.

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By: Jerrell Fletcher

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