Jack Catterall On Taylor Rematch: “I’m Here To Take Him Out”

Jack Catterall Looking to Stay the Hand of the Judges!

Josh Taylor in a stand-off with Jack Catterall
Jack Catterall hopes to beat Josh Taylor by stoppage (credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing)

Jack Catterall Seeking a Stoppage Win Over Josh Taylor


The hatred is seething for Jack “El Gato” Catterall (28-1, 13 KOs) just days ahead of his May 25 rematch with bitter rival and former undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor (19-1, 13 KOs). Catterall is on a mission to make sure that Taylor doesn’t go the distance.

A LOOK BACK

In their first battle in February 2022, El Gato scored a knockdown and had The Tartan Tornado frustrated and bewildered throughout. But in the end, Taylor had his hand raised as the victor, by a highly disputed split-decision victory.

What has Catterall in an angry mood is not just the result of their first encounter. It was the frustration of securing the second fight with his sworn enemy. They were to fight on numerous occasions in 2022 and 2023. But it was postponed because of an injury to The Tartan Tornado, or Taylor opting for other fights. With his chance at revenge finally here, Catterall gets to correct what he calls the injustice that happened two years ago.

WANTS TO FINISH HIM FOR GOOD

El Gato held a public workout for the boxing media. Afterward, the 30-year-old spoke exclusively with the British media outlet, Boxing Social. He said there was no chance of them becoming friends. He’s here to settle their differences like men. Catterall likes his chances of stopping his perceived enemy this time around.

“Hand on heart, I believe I can hurt him and catch him at the right time. I’m here to take him out. But if it goes the distance, I believe I’m a better boxer, so I’ll beat him on points.”

Catterall is not a big hitter, but he’s already shown that he’s capable of hurting Taylor. The former champion insists he wasn’t focused and swears to be at his best on May 25.

Can El Gato get the knockout he desperately wants? His first objective is to win. But if he does so in a dominating manner, it would be the most satisfying outcome of Catterall’s career.

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