Josh Taylor-Jack Catterall Scorecards To Be Investigated
Jack Catterall thought he had done enough to become the new undisputed champion, and many boxing fans seemed to agree.
But the judges saw the fight differently. The 12-round light welterweight fight resulted in scorecards of 112-113, 114-111, 113-112 for Josh Taylor, retaining his belts. After many scrutinized the outcome, the British Boxing Board of Control’s chief Robert Smith said they’ll investigate the scoring of Taylor’s win.
“The British Boxing Board of Control will be investigating the scoring of this contest and will advise accordingly.” Smith told the Telegraph.
“We will be looking into it.
“There were some very close rounds, it was a very close, very scrappy fight, and I have asked for reports from the judges which we will be studying this week.
While the fight was back and forth in the first half of the main event, Catterall continued to show that he was in more control.
Taylor seemed to have trouble with closing the distance Catterall put between them and landing significant inside shots.
The shots Taylor continued to take began to add up and a small cut under his eye was growing.
In the eighth round, Catterall dropped Taylor to the mat. Taylor was able to get back to his feet, but continued to get dominated by his opponent.
In the post-fight interview, Taylor said he doesn’t think there’s a need for a rematch.
“I think I won the fight. I won the fight by a couple of rounds. I won the fight in the second half of the fight, you know, I took over, bust him. You know, he was doing a hell of a lot of holding and spoiling,” he told Sky Sports.
Catterall, meanwhile, expressed his frustrations with the outcome.
“What a load of sh–t,” Catterall exclaimed in the aftermath of his first career defeat.
“Boxing shame on you. Judges, f— you. Dreams stolen.”