Josh Taylor has spoken out about a looming rematch with Jack Catterall, and it’s safe to say the Scot is expecting a very different outcome when the pair lock horns for a second time.
In a recent interview with ID Boxing News, Taylor revealed he believes he was at his worst when the pair fought in February and that Catterall will not be able to live with him when he’s on song.
“I don’t believe he [Jack Catterall] gets anywhere near me this time. Listen, if he can’t beat me at my worst and have a very close fight, then he won’t get anywhere near me at my best.”
“That’s all I’ll say, I can’t wait. Hopefully we get the fight announced soon and let’s get it on!”
The pair met at the Hydro in Glasgow in what was expected to be little more than a routine defence of Taylor’s undisputed super lightweight crown, however proved to be one of the most controversial British fights in recent years.
Despite Catterall doing enough in the eyes of many to get his hand raised that night, home fighter Taylor retained his belts after edging a split decision win on the judges’ scorecards.
Calls for a rematch have been incessant, and terms between the pair are already believed to be agreed to face on Sky Sports Pay Per View in the first quarter of next year.
Unfortunately for Catterall, he will not get a second chance to become undisputed at 140lbs, as Taylor has vacated three of his four governing body titles, meaning only the WBO strap and the prestigious Ring Magazine belt will be up for grabs this time around.