Josh Taylor Vs. Jack Catterall Undercard Live Results, Highlights: Nick Campbell Secures Scottish Heavyweight Title With Round-7 TKO

For Josh Taylor, facing undefeated opponents is just part of the deal at this point, and he has had no issue that he wasn’t able to overcome with each unbeaten challenger that has been presented before him. Taylor’s next test in the squared circle is England’s Jack Catterall, who is hoping to continue his streak and produce an upset over the undisputed super lightweight world champion. With all the action set to go down in the OVO Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, this legendary 140-pound battle between two UK superstars is a must-see for worldwide boxing fans.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Taylor comes into this fight as the heavy favorite when it comes to the betting odds and will certainly be the crowd favorite as he steps under the lights in his home country. While Catterall will play the role of the underdog, a competitor of this caliber and skill set is not one to count out in any situation, especially when he is motivated by the five belts that he hopes to strip from “The Tartan Tornado”.

Josh Taylor (18-0, 13 KO) spent the last handful of years clearing out the division in the UK. Followed by a very impressive performance at his last showing in Las Vegas, where he walked away with a unanimous decision victory over Jose Ramirez (then 26-0) to earn the undisputed world title. Taylor welcomes the challenge of another undefeated opponent as he exclaims that he was born to perform on this level, in the face of extreme pressure. While Josh put on an absolute masterclass in his last fight, he has mentioned how difficult it was to perform to the best of his ability without the energy of the crowd to feed off, due to Covid-19 restrictions. Tonight, in Glasgow, that will not be an issue, as the OVO Hydro will be packed with fight fans itching to see their super lightweight king return home.

Jack “El Gato” Catterall (26-0, 13 KO) feels that this match is his destiny, and holds an imposing level of confidence in the belief that he will be able to execute his game plan and defeat the champion in his own backyard. Catterall explains that Taylor finds himself in his current championship situation because the Englishman stepped aside last year, allowing Taylor to fight for the undisputed title in America. Now the time is here, and it’s Jack’s turn to prove that he deserves to be in the same conversation as the top fighters in the world. While Catterall has not had an opponent even close to the same experience level as Josh Taylor, he feels he is ready for the fight and will provide a performance that will send a shock across the UK and put the super lightweight division on notice worldwide.

Despite the odds and predictions leaning Taylor’s way in this championship bout, at this level and with this much skill being showcased, there is no telling exactly how things will unfold. One thing that’s for sure, is this fight cannot be missed!

The evening’s co-main event will pit five-time Irish champion Eric Donovan (14-1, 8 KO) against Cuban Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez (8-1, 4 KO), in a highly anticipated featherweight matchup. Preceding the co-main event will be a battle for the Scottish heavyweight title between Nick Campbell (4-0, 4 KO) and Jay McFarlane (12-5, 5 KO).

 

Live from the OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, the action gets started at 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT with the preliminary card on Top Rank’s YouTube page. Following, at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m PT, the main card will go live on ESPN+ for North American fans, and Sky Sports in the UK.

 

Main Card – 2 p.m. ET (ESPN+) Live Results

Co-Main Event: Eric Donovan vs. Robeisy Ramirez

Donovan got off to a rocky start, and was dropped by Ramirez in the first round from a partially landed left hook. In round three, another left hook landed, but this time it was flush to the temple of Donovan. This staggered the Irishman beyond the point of return. The referee stopped the fight following this shot at 1:04 of round three, and Robeisy Ramirez exited the ring victorious.

 

Nick Campbell vs. Jay McFarlane

Through the first three rounds, Jay McFarlane was getting tagged with several shots and appeared to be gassing out quickly. In the fourth round, Nick Campbell seemed to be feeling at ease and finding his rhythm, that is until he began to get hit with massive looping hooks, courtesy of McFarlane. Both fighters managed to find success in rounds five and six, but in the seventh, Nick Campbell started pouring it on. He dropped McFarlane in the first half of the round, and the referee stopped the fight shortly after at 2:18 due to unanswered blows. Nick Campbell came out victorious in a hard fought battle to earn the vacant Scottish heavyweight title.

 

Paddy Donovan vs. Miroslav Serban

Paddy Donovan emerged victorious over Miroslav Serban by way of a doctor stoppage due to an ear injury after taking continuous punishment. The action was stopped at 0:56 of the sixth and final round. Paddy Donovan improves to 8-0 and achieves his 6th win by stoppage, while Serban falls to 13-9.

 

Ebonie Jones vs. Eftychia Kathopouli

The match between Ebonie Jones and Eftychia Kathopouli resulted in a hard fought six-round draw (57-57) in the super bantamweight division. Jones remains undefeated after her second professional match, while Kathopouli’s record moves to 4-3-1.

 

John Docherty vs. Jordan Grant

Kicking off the main card, John Docherty defeated Jordan Grant in the second round with a vicious uppercut to the body, after using intelligent trap setting footwork. Docherty improves to 12-1 and earns his 9th KO/TKO. The super middleweight bout came to an end at 2:49 of the second round.

 

Preliminary Card – 12:30 p.m. ET (YouTube) Live Results

Bilal Fawaz def. Malam Varela via TKO – Round 3, 3:00

Scott Forrest def. Erik Nazaryan via TKO (Hand Injury) – 1:08 round 2

Kurt Walker def. Jaroslav Hriadel via TKO (Body Shot) – Round 1, 2:15

Kieran Molloy def. Damian Esquisabel via TKO – Round 2, 0:40

 

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