Jack Catterall Believes Josh Taylor Is Under A Lot Of Public Pressure To Make Rematch Happen
Junior welterweight contender Jack Catterall is hoping that a rematch comes through with Josh Taylor, as he believes Taylor was forced to go in the rematch direction due to the enormous pressure from the public.
Taylor retained the undisputed junior welterweight crown with a controversial twelve round split decision over Catterall back in February
Taylor has given up the WBC, WBA titles since then, due to the respective sanctioning bodies ordering him to make mandatory defenses. This means that only the IBF, WBO titles will be at stake when Taylor and Catterall meet in the ring a second time.
According to Taylor, he dropped both belts in order to move forward with a plan to settle the score with Catterall.
“I believe he’s under a lot of pressure, from the public as well, for this fight to happen,” Catterall told talkSPORT Fight Night.
“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.”
Catterall did everything he could to either change the outcome or get a rematch. By using social media and the press, he was able to build up a demand for a second encounter.
“We drew a line under it. We couldn’t change the decision. I think they demoted a referee. There were a couple of letters back-and-forth, but it is what it is,” Catterall said.
“I said it at the time, they stole the moment in time from me. Fighting for the undisputed, that moment has gone now, and it won’t come back around. So, now it’s about rebuilding and getting those world titles. Hopefully, I can go out there and pick two in the next fight.”