Jack Catterall On Taylor Sequel: “I’m Going To Smash His Head In!”

Catterall: "I'm Coming to Do Damage!"

Jack Catterall plots retribution against Josh Taylor
Jack Catterall intends to knockout Josh Taylor | credit: Twitter, Action Images/Reuters

Jack Catterall Vows to Stop Taylor in Their April 27 Sequel!


At long last, Jack “El Gato” Catterall (28-1, 13 KOs) gets the fight he wanted more than any other. On April 27, he will rematch with former undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor (19-1, 13 KOs) at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England. Catterall is promising that this time around, he’s knocking Taylor out.

Vengeance is the name of the game for Catterall. During a press conference to announce their rematch, El Gato told the boxing media that it’s been a long time coming. He’s relishing his shot for redemption.

“It’s been a long time coming . . . Listen, we finally caught him. He’s here now. He showed up, and I’m going to smash his head in come April 27.”

THE ROOTS OF THEIR RIVALRY

Catterall and Taylor previously fought in February 2022 in Taylor’s home country of Scotland. Defending the undisputed 140-pound titles at the time, Taylor won by a highly disputed split decision.

This rematch was to occur in March 2023. But Taylor had to drop out due to foot surgery. Instead of rescheduling, The Tartan Tornado decided to face Teofimo Lopez in June 2023, a fight in which he was outclassed and lost by unanimous decision.

MESSAGE DELIVERED

Feeling that he won their first fight and then forced to wait his turn to get Taylor in the ring again, Catterall is full of emotion and contempt for his bitter rival. When asked about his prediction for this upcoming clash, Catterall held nothing back about how he felt about the Scottish fighter.

“I believe he’s on the decline. I’m going to capitalize on it and put him to bed . . . One-hundred percent I expect to win this fight inside the distance. Without a shadow of a doubt, I’m coming to do damage.”

Based on Josh Taylor’s first fight with Catterall and the loss to Taylor, El Gato may be correct that the 33-year-old former world champion may have seen his best days. He gets to prove his point when they battle in Leeds. The plate is set up for Jack Catterall. He’s hoping that on April 27, he will take care of Taylor once and for all.

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