For Josh Taylor it’s all systems go for a rematch with Jack Catterall but says he won’t wait too long for the fight to be agreed.
Taylor has vacated the WBA and WBC Super Lightweight world titles leaving the former Undisputed champion with the IBF and WBO belts to defend against Catterall second time around.
Back in February Catterall came close to taking the whole lot with a career best performance which seemed enough to beat Taylor at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro. The judges saw otherwise awarding the Scot a split decision verdict leading to a bitter fallout between both fighters and their supporters.
Taylor now wants to quieten those that have doubted and criticised him telling the Edinburgh Evening News that the Catterall rematch is all he is thinking about.
“The only reason I am staying at 140lbs is so I can face him again. I’m pretty sure this will be the last fight at the weight and then I’ll move up, unless there is a really, really big fight.”
“I’m throwing him a bone again. I don’t have to do it but I want to. I’ve done everything within my power to make it happen so it’s over to him now. But if he can’t work out things from his side, then I’m not going to wait around forever.”
“So, sort your stuff out Jack and let’s get it on. He’s been crying for almost five months now like a little spoiled child. And I think that is now beginning to turn folk against him with the way he’s going on. He sounds like a broken record. It’s just tiring now.”
“I’ll sit tight on it just now and hopefully my team can agree a deal with his. I’ll give him three or four weeks tops, but if I don’t hear anything then I’ll be moving on.”