Jack Catterall Goads Josh Taylor Ahead Of Their March Rematch-‘Not Too Much Turkey, Fatboy’
Last February, Catterall and the then-undisputed world champion Taylor faced each other in Glasgow, and Catterall came up short in a highly disputed split decision. Consequently, Taylor relinquished three super-lightweight titles as he sought a rematch.
Boxxer revealed on Thursday that the two boxers would have a rematch, with Top Rank, the co-promoters, planning to announce the exact date in the upcoming year.
When Sky Sports News enquired if he had any words for Taylor, Catterall responded: “Not too much turkey, fatboy. See you in the new year.
“For me, it’s more about fighting Josh and getting the win this time, and proving to the public that it wasn’t the case [of Taylor having an off night] and I do belong at world level.”
Catterall was never beaten before his contentious defeat to Taylor. However, he is determined to demonstrate that his last showing was not a one-time occurrence when they face off again for the WBO championship.
Taylor attributed his lacklustre showing against Catterall due to a case of complacency. Catterall was able to outmanoeuvre the local favourite for 12 rounds, even knocking him down.
Despite this, Taylor is still convinced that he should have won the fight. As a result, he plans to alter his strategy for the upcoming rematch:
“It’s no secret the performance I put on the last time was terrible. It was the worst I’ve ever been. But a lot of that was down to myself, a lack of motivation, a lack of drive, a little bit of complacency was creeping in a bit as well. It’s a different approach this time, mentally. I’m more switched on and taking it seriously. I don’t think I need to change too much tactically-wise, but definitely, it’ll be a different fight,” he stated.