Taylor On Catterall Rematch: “He Won’t Get Anywhere Near Me!”

Taylor Itching to Redo the Jack Catterall Fight!

Josh Taylor looks forward to dominating Jack Catterall
Josh Taylor (L), Jack Catterall (Credit: Willie Vass)

Josh Taylor Confident he Dominates Jack Catterall Rematch!


Reigning WBO junior welterweight champion Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor’s (19-0, 13 KOs) next fight will be a rematch with Jack Catterall (26-1, 13 KOs). The fight is to take place in February 2023.

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Much was made about their first matchup in February 2022. That night, the Taylor defended
the then-undisputed 140-pound title by a close split decision. Many observers felt that Catterrall deserved to have his hand raised in victory.

In the months following, Catterall bitterly protested and demanded a rematch. After initially saying
he felt a second fight was unnecessary, Taylor changed his mind.

A MESSAGE TO THE SKEPTICS

After taking time to get married, the Tartan Tornado is back in the gym. During an exclusive interview
with UK media outlet ID Boxing, the 31-year-old opened up about the ongoing outrage from fans.

“Some people think he won the fight, then cool. That’s what you think, that’s your opinion. It’s the
other shit that I’ve been having a problem with, the people attacking myself and my family.

I’m not really bothered. But when your family is getting shit . . . I definitely got the fire in the
belly and the motivation and the hunger and fire to do a number this time and say I told you so, and then to everybody else, a big fuck you”.

GOT HIS SWAGGER BACK

Taylor blames complacency for his role in how he fought against Catterall earlier this year. He said
he’d become satisfied after becoming the undisputed champ and lost focus. Catterall has got under his skin. The champ said to expect him to be at his best this time around.

“It’s going to be a massively different outcome. I don’t think he gets anywhere near me this time.
Listen, if he can’t beat me at my worst and I have a very close fight, he’s not going to beat me when I’m anywhere near my best.

I bet he’s not going to get anywhere near me. So, that’s all I have to say. I can’t wait and hopefully
get the fight announced soon and get it on.”

A pissed-off, motivated boxer oftentimes fights at the top level on fight night. Taylor is looking
to bring his A-game this time around and end any controversy once and for all.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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