In light of the news that Josh Taylor is expected to sign a deal to fight Teofimo Lopez for the WBO 140-pound title, Jack Catterall has been forced to adjust his plans.
Catterall and Taylor were set to face each other in March, but news broke out last month that Taylor had a foot injury, meaning their long-awaited rematch would be postponed yet again.
Last February, Taylor won the bout against Catterall in a close fight. However, many observers, both fans and media, were highly critical of the decision, putting on pressure for a rematch.
Taylor relinquished three of his 140-pound titles to make way for the rematch. However, it appears that Catterall will not receive a chance to retaliate after reports that Taylor is planning to protect his single WBO belt against Lopez, with talks of a fight in June.
With that being said, Catterall is looking to move on from Taylor, as he lines up WBC champion Regis Prograis.
In his comments to iD Boxing, Catterall said: “I wanted the Josh fight. I believe I beat Josh and it would have been nice to put that to bed. That’s out of the question now. I want the biggest fights possible. I talked about it the last couple of weeks. I want the biggest fights possible. I want the Regis Prograis fight.”