Boxing Today || Taylor vs Catteral News ,Channel And Odds
Nine months on from his historic win against Jose Ramirez, undisputed super lightweight champion finally returns to his native Scotland to make the first defence of his undisputed title.
The Scotsman goes up against mandatory challenger Jack Catterall who finally gets his world title shot after he stepped aside last year to allow Taylor to face Ramirez.
Taylor will be considered a huge favourite in what could be his final fight at 140lbs with a move up to welterweight looking likely for the 31-year-old.
Catterall had earned his shot at the WBO belt when the sanctioning body ordered a fight with then-WBO and WBC champion Jose Ramirez in 2019. Instead, Ramirez would go on to instead to face his WBC mandatory, Viktor Postol. Still in line for a shot at Ramirez, Catterall took step-aside money to allow Ramirez and Taylor to fight in a four-belt unification, which Taylor won by narrow unanimous decision.
Now, having waited for more than two years, Catterall gets his chance to become world champion. His patience is also rewarded in getting a rare shot at an undisputed champion.
Taylor, the first ever Briton to achieve undisputed champion status in the weight class, will also put his undefeated record on the line here, though Catterall is also unbeaten – with more bouts to his name than his opponent. Taylor (18-0, 13 knockouts) last fought in May when he achieved a unanimous-decision win against Jose Carlos Ramirez to become undisputed title holder. Meanwhile, Catterall (26-0, 13 KOs) has been holding out for this clash with Taylor, biding his time since a points victory over Abderrazak Houya in November 2020. Catterall was patient in the hope that Taylor would be holding all the belts by the time he was finally paired against the Scot.
It proved a wise decision by the Lancashire fighter, who is the underdog here but added some intrigue to this evening’s headline bout by putting his hand around Taylor’s neck at yesterday’s weigh-in, eliciting a furious response from the 31-year-old. Follow live updates and results from Taylor vs Catterall and all of tonight’s fights, below.
Taylor vs Catterall fight card/undercard in full
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall
Bilal Fawaz vs Malam Varela
Erik Nazaryan vs Scott Forrest
Robeisy Ramirez vs Eric Donovan
Nick Campbell vs Jay McFarlane
Ebonie Jones vs Effy Kathopouli
John Docherty vs Jordan Grant
Paddy Donovan vs Miroslav Serban
Kurt Walker vs Jaroslav Hriadel
Kieran Molloy vs Damian Esquisabel
Mark McKeown vs Engel Gomez