Former undisputed super-lightweight champion, Josh Taylor, couldn’t hide his disappointment at the postponement of his rematch with Jack Catterall and revealed details of his injury that caused the delay.
Although officially being an undefeated fighter, most believe Taylor was beaten when he faced Catterall last year, with the Scotsman controversially getting the nod from the judges.
Since then, Taylor has vacated three of his four world titles, to help make the rematch happen and silence the doutbers.
This means that only the WBO world title will be on the line when the two face each other again and after almost a year of goading from Catterall, it seemed we were set for the grudge match replay.
In an interview with ID Boxing, Taylor admitted his frustration at the injury and provided a rough recovery timeline.
“Hopefully, the rematch [is on], it just depends on the recovery on the foot. It is a torn tendon in my foot, it’s not one I can rush, the recovery time is one that is going to have to take it’s time. We are talking at least six to eight weeks, just before I get back on my feet, back to training and putting any kind of pressure on the foot.”
“So it is very frustrating, because I was fired up for this fight, I wanted to do this fight. I was flying in the gym, everything was good, weight was good, sparring was good, everything was going really, really well and then I got hit with a killer blow, unfortunately. It is just one of these things, it is out of my control, these things happen unfortunately and it has happened, so I am gutted.”
Taylor and Catterall got into an altercation whilst ringside at the Eubank-Smith fight at the weekend, which Taylor admits was over ‘nonsense’.