Undisputed 140lbs champion Josh Taylor has sustained a knee injury in training, forcing the postponement of his bout against WBO mandatory contender Jack Catterall at The OVO Hydro in Glasgow on December 18.

The clash has now been rearranged for February 26 at the same venue.

Taylor said: “I’m gutted I won’t be able to defend my title on December 18 as originally planned, but I wanted to make sure I was 100 percent healthy to give my incredible fans the show they deserve. This homecoming has been a long time in the making and it will be worth the wait. I will see everyone on February 26.”

Catterall added: “Everything happens for a reason! I am gutted not just for me but for everyone who had planned to go. I will remain professional and continue working for the new date. 2022, I will be world champion. Obstacles like this are nothing new for me. I will turn the frustration into positive energy.”

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