Is Jack Catterall Ready For Jose Ramirez Title Fight?
Jack Catterall feels he’s already at a level where he can dethrone Jose Ramirez.
Catterall is the mandatory challenger for Ramirez’s WBO Light-Welterweight Championship. The WBO has given Ramirez a 120-day window, otherwise, be forced to relinquish the gold. Ramirez also holds the WBA hardware. He’s been hoping for a title unification bout against WBA (Super) and IBF Champion Josh Taylor.
For those who had any doubt when it comes to Catterall’s confidence, he made it clear that he feels he can best Ramirez (via Boxing Scene).
“Of course, this year has been hard for all sports and as a professional athlete, it’s been frustrating not being able to fight. I have been mandatory for well over 18 months, so it’s finally a relief that the fight has now been ordered. I have been continuously keeping fit and well but now I can start planning training camp for a fight. I believe in my ability. I have the skill-set to beat Ramirez. I don’t expect an easy fight, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I know there are certain things and weaknesses that I can capitalize on. I truly believe this fight will bring the best out of me.”
Catterall’s pro boxing record stands at a perfect 25-0 with 13 knockouts. Ramirez’s record is also free of any blemishes at 26-0. Ramirez has 17 knockout victories to his credit.
Ramirez is coming off a majority decision victory over Viktor Postol. Catterall hasn’t competed since November 22, 2019. He defeated Timo Schwarzkopf via unanimous decision in Dubai.