Jack Catterall Wants More Done In Investigation Of Josh Taylor Bout
A judge who scored the Josh Taylor-Jack Catterall fight in favor of Taylor has been downgraded, but Catterall said he’s not satisfied.
Catterall (26-1, 13 KOs) lost via split decision to undisputed light welterweight champion Taylor with scores 113-112 and 114-111. One judge scored it in favor of Catterall, who many fans thought did enough to dethrone Taylor.
On Thursday, the British Boxing Board of Control – who is investigating the scorecards – announced that they demoted judge Ian John-Lewis.
Catterall gave his stance on the news.
“Not good enough,” he wrote.
Not good enough. https://t.co/S44y5qzkP0
— Jack Catterall (@jack_catt93) March 10, 2022
The BBBoC also declared that Catterall remain the mandatory challenger for all four belts due to their findings, but the WBA recently ordered Taylor to face Alberto Puello next. It’s unclear who Taylor will face.
The controversy in the fight has led to WBC heavyweight king Tyson Fury call for no British judges in his upcoming all-Brit fight against Dillian Whyte on April 23.
Former unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua also reacted to the controversy and said this isn’t the first time it’s happened in boxing.