Josh Taylor believes Jack Catterall makes a strong case for the next crack at junior-welterweight gold.
Taylor is the newly-minted undisputed champion at 140 pounds. He did so by defeating Jose Ramirez via unanimous decision. Two knockdowns helped lead Taylor to the victory.
Catterall is the mandatory WBO Title contender. He stepped aside to allow Taylor vs. Ramirez to happen. For that, Taylor is thankful and says Catterall makes a strong argument for his next title challenger (via BoxingScene.com).
“Jack Catterall was decent enough to let me do this fight first,” Taylor said. “He’s been mandatory for some time. He agreed to step aside to let this fight happen. You can see his point, there’s a method in his madness. If that fight’s next, he’s got the chance to become an undisputed champion. He’s made a good choice.
“We’ll see what comes. We’ll see what happens. The next couple of weeks I’m going to forget about boxing, I’m going to enjoy this victory, I’m going to sit back, chill out with my friends, my family, my fiancée. I gave a whole lot, this training camp has been the best part of eight months away all in all, training and preparation, getting my mind right and getting everything right. All for this.
“This next couple of weeks, I’m going to forget about boxing hopefully and just chill out. But then I don’t know what’s going to be coming my way. One thing’s for sure, I’m going to enjoy this and soak it all up.”