Josh Taylor-Jack Catterall Closing In On February Rematch, Waited For Lawyer’s Approval
Josh Taylor is desperate to get back in the ring and what better way if it happens against his domestic rival, Jack Catterall.
Scottish star, Taylor was involved in a highly close-contested, but controversial match against Catterall in February earlier this year. The fight could have gone either way, but judges gave it to Taylor, which resulted in SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow going berserk.
Catterall didn’t approve the decision and wanted to run it back which Taylor — without any hesitation — accepted. But this isn’t as simple as the matter is currently with the lawyers.
Initially, there was no rematch clause put in the contract but now with the fighters willing to go for another round, the respective jury is diligently working to make this happen as early as possible.
They reportedly agreed to terms for a second fight on February 4.
“Well we don’t know yet, it’s obviously just with the lawyers and stuff,” Taylor said while speaking to talkSPORT.
Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) has relinquished his WBA, WBC and IBF straps in order to defend his WBO belt against Catterall. The Tartan Tornado wants to end this chapter asap so that he can pursue his future goals.
“Obviously I would like to get it on sooner rather than later, get it done, put it all to bed and move forward in my career.”
“I want to be able to be as active as possible, especially in the next coming two and three years I want to be out and getting three fights a year at least.” Taylor added.
The 31-year-old Haddington native has been urged to move up to welterweight as he seeks a new challenge. Taylor also had a shake-up in his team corner as he parted ways with trainer Ben Davison, with the Tartan Tornado now being coached by Joe McNally.