Jack Catterall believes Josh Taylor has bowed to public pressure to try and ensure a rematch between the two happens.
A return bout could take place later this year after Taylor spoke publicly about wanting to fight Catterall again.
In February at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro the Scot retained his four Super Lightweight world titles by split decision. The controversial result brought together a public fallout which has shown no signs of stopping.
Taylor has vacated his WBA and WBC titles leaving him as the Unified champion at 140lbs.
Speaking on Talksport’s recent Fight Night instalment Catterall explained why he thinks Taylor is now wanting a rematch.
“I believe he’s under a lot of pressure, from the public as well, for this fight to happen.”
“Let’s make no mistake, he’s lost a lot of support since the fight. I think the way he’s carried himself and his words and his actions post-fight.”
“I don’t think there’s any fight for him there at Welterweight at the minute, and there’s certainly no one else at 140.”
During post-fight interviews in February Taylor revealed he would jump up to the star-studded Welterweight division but now looks set to put that on hold.
However, in a recent interview with the Edinburgh Evening News the Preston southpaw said he would not wait around forever for Catterall to agree a deal.
“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.”