Boxing News: Josh Taylor will face Jack Catterall in a live bout on Sky Sports on December 18 in Scotland. “I always believed I could defeat him without a problem,” Taylor says of Catterall. I’ve always known I’m a more capable combatant than he is.”
Prior to their all-British world-title showdown, Josh Taylor has cautioned that challenger Jack Catterall “hasn’t particularly impressed me.”
Taylor, the undisputed super-lightweight champion, will defend his titles and standing as Britain’s most accomplished fighter against Catterall at The SSE Hydro on December 18, live on Sky Sports.
“I’ve known him and been following him for a long time,” Taylor said of Catterall to Sky Sports.
“He was once higher in the ranks than I was, and he was vying for the world title.
“I’d always known I’d be able to easily defeat him.
“I’ve always known I’m a more capable fighter than he is.
“He’s 26-0, meaning he’s defeated every opponent he’s faced and completed every task he’s been given.
“He’s put in some good work, but nothing that really stands out to me.
“‘I wasn’t at my best, but I got a few rounds in,’ he says after every fight. He hasn’t particularly wowed me, but I do believe he is a capable fighter.
“He’s a savvy, skilled fighter who knows his way around the ring.”
Catterall, a southpaw from Lancashire, is Taylor’s mandatory challenger, and he’ll be looking for an upset in Glasgow’s raucous atmosphere.
Taylor won every super-lightweight championship on the line, capping off a remarkable run in which he won the World Boxing Super Series while also defeating previously unbeaten world champions Regis Prograis and Ivan Baranchyk.
“I can’t wait for the homecoming,” he remarked of his return to Scotland. I haven’t boxed in Scotland in nearly three years, with the most recent fight being against Baranchyk.
“The Commonwealth Games, a handful of significant fights, and the first world title all happened in Glasgow.”
“I truly hope so,” Taylor remarked of his ambition of fighting at Edinburgh Castle. There have been golf exhibitions, and Madonna has performed!
“My football club, Hibernian, wants me to come to their training facility and have a big battle with them.”
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