The awaited rematch between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall is reportedly coming soon.
That’s according to promoter Ben Shalom who said that the second bout will be announced in a week or two and will air on Sky pay-per-view.
“Again, deal done; the dates will be announced. The dates will be announced in a week or two,” Shalom told iD Boxing.
“There’s a reason why Josh is a unified champion and has been boxing. When have you ever seen a unification on British soil? I don’t think it’s happened before, and then it wasn’t pay-per-view for obvious reasons,” Shalom added about the first Taylor vs. Catterall fight last February.
Both Taylor and Catterall have been clearing their paths to get each other one more time after their first bout ended bitterly in controversy.
Taylor retained his undisputed super lightweight titles with a questionable split decision.
Many boxing fans – even pro boxers – ridiculed the scorecards as most of them had thought that Catterall did enough to snatch the titles.
The judges and scorecards were later investigated.
Taylor skipped three mandatories and vacated those belts so that he could be left with the WBO belt that keeps him tied to Catterall.
Earlier in October, the target date for the rematch is reportedly for February 4. Taylor said that they have been waiting for lawyers’ approval.