Everything Is At Risk For Taylor Against Catterall, Says Ben Davison

Josh Taylor’s trainer Ben Davison believes the Scot’s upcoming undisputed title defence against Jack Catterall could be a “showcase performance” but is wary of the risk that lies ahead.

Taylor became the proud owner of all four titles at super-lightweight in his historic win against Jose Ramirez last May. Next month’s fight against Catterall, the WBO mandatory challenger, will be his first since that memorable night in Las Vegas and Boxing Social’s Rob Tebbutt asked Davison for his thoughts on the February 26 clash at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

“I think it depends on how Josh goes about the fight. I think if Josh goes in at 100% and gets it right on the night, it’s a potential showcase performance for Josh but not that it’s going to be a case of overlooking [Jack].

“Of course, we’ve seen it before where mistakes can happen. And at the top level you can’t afford for those things to happen. So, we’re constantly drumming it into Josh’s head that everything’s at risk here.

“Everything he’s worked his whole life for goes up in the air when you step in that ring and it’s Josh’s job, not to defend them, but to earn them again because every time you step in that ring as a champion those belts go up in the air when the first bell sounds. We can’t afford to overlook anybody.”

Click here to watch the interview in full where Davison explains his recent controversial comments about other coaches, his thoughts on Leigh Wood v Michael Conlan, the rising stars in his stable and much more.