Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor goes for his first defense of all 4 super light belts against Jack Catterall

Josh Taylor will face undefeated Jack Catterall this Saturday in a 12-round boxing match where the Scotsman will put his four super lightweight belts on the line. The fight will take place at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, and will be the main event of the boxing card organized by Top Rank and Boxxer. Will there be an upset in the UK or will it be a successful defense for Taylor and his pre-fight at 147 lbs?

Josh Taylor VS Jack Catterall

Josh Taylor is the undisputed 140 lb. champion, which he deserved after defeating former champion Jose Carlos Ramirez by unanimous decision. This fight will be his first defense of the 4 belts, to which he arrives with an undefeated record of 18-0 with 13 wins by knockout, and after defeating boxers of very good level as Jose Ramirez, Regis Prograis and Viktor Postol.

On the other hand, Jack Catterall, one of the main challengers at super lightweight, is also undefeated with a professional record of 26-0 with 13 wins by KO, however, his record still lacks records against high caliber boxers, as his best fights have been against Tyrone McKenna and Ohara Davies.

Josh Taylor’s name has been resonating for several years among the fans of this sport, because not only is he the representative of the 140 pounds, but his boxing has made it clear that he has very good tools and that he also has a more than respectable punch. For this same reason, for the vast majority of fans will witness a victory for the champion, and will soon start talking about Josh Taylor next fight.

Jack Catterall is however a great boxer, who despite not having big names in his record of victories, has proven to have very good boxing and experience to face the champion with confidence and competitiveness.

Taylor vs Catterall: main card

Bout Description
Robeisy Ramirez vs Eric Donovan
10 rounds in the featherweight
Nick Campbell vs Jay McFarlane
10 rounds in heavyweight
John Docherty vs Jordan Grant
8 rounds in super middleweight

Watch here the weigh-in ceremony of Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall card.

Watch a few moments from the Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez fight, and the in-ring interview (via Top Rank).

The bout between these two fighters will define the future of not only 140 lbs, but also to a large extent that of 147 lbs, as a win for Josh Taylor will most likely represent his division jump, leaving super lightweight available for a number of fighters such as Jose Ramirez, Regis Prograis and Teofimo Lopez himself. Also at 147 lbs. we could witness even more competitiveness, considering that it is a division with very good boxing, where Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr, Yordenis Ugas and several young names like Jaron Ennis, Conor Benn and Vergil Ortiz Jr. stand out.

It could be said that Jack Catterall comes into this fight with nothing to lose, beyond his undefeated record, as the Scotsman is a heavy favorite and a win would not detract from the Englishman’s name at all. On the contrary, a victory for the latter would represent a great surprise in the sport and possibly the emergence of a new great boxer not only at 140 lbs, but also in the pound for pound rankings.

Get ready for next Saturday’s bout, and tell us in the comments who you think will be the winner between Jos Taylor and Jack Catterall? The champion comes in as a big favorite for good reasons, but do you think Catterall can pull off the upset? Check out more news related to Josh Taylor and the super lightweight division.

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