Boxing News: In their undisputed super-lightweight title fight, Josh Taylor said that Jack Catterall is “my enemy,” hinting at harsh plans for his English opponent.
On February 26, the Scotsman defends his WBC, IBF, WBA, and WBO titles against Catterall in a major homecoming fight at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.
Taylor was supposed to fight Catterall this month, but due to a knee injury, he had to reschedule the fight, and now he’s focusing all of his rages on the WBO mandatory challenger.
“Jack is well aware of my admiration for him. He has a great deal of regard for me, yet he is currently my adversary. I despise his guts “At a press appearance in Edinburgh, Taylor stated.
“I’m prepared to leave here and fight him.
“I’m no longer his friend, but I have a great deal of respect for him.
“As we get closer to the fight, the focus shifts to Jack. I’m itching to get in there right now. I’d be ready if the battle was next week.”
Taylor has been linked to a battle with American great Terence Crawford in the future, but the 30-year-old claims he is solely focused on Catterall’s danger.
“I have objectives and desires to become a two-weight world champion, which is what I want to do once I take care of Jack, and I feel I’ll do it in good form,” Taylor said.
“I’ll step up to welterweight and fight for a title and become a two-weight champion up there,” he says, but he cautions, “I take everything with a grain of salt.”
“I’m in the middle of a huge battle right now.” Jack is in front of me, attempting to seize my belts, and if it doesn’t go well, all of that gets thrown out the window.
“Forget about that,” says the narrator. I’m hoping that people will stop questioning me about what’s going to happen next. “Now it’s time for Jack Catterall.”
Catterall is facing a significant step up in level, but the unbeaten Chorley boxer is confident in his ability to pull off a spectacular victory.
“Everything has to go perfectly,” he stated.
“Come fight night, every box will be checked. I’m not going to make any excuses.
“I win by showing up on February 26 in Glasgow and pretending to be Jack Catterall.”
“It makes no difference to me how those belts return. Happy days when I can go up there and stop Josh. All good, I beat him on points.”
Taylor, on the other hand, has shown that he is capable of defeating Catterall with 13 stoppages in 18 wins.
“We’ll have to wait and see what happens. We’ll take a halt if it exists.
“I’m an excellent finisher. I’ll take it if someone is hurt, but I’m not going to go hunting for it.
“As long as I get the W, which I am confident I will, and the belts remain in place. They have no intention of leaving.”
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