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Josh Taylor & Jack Catterall have signed a rematch in Glasgow, Scotland


Via Barry Holbrook: Promoter Ben Shalom reports that a rematch between WBO lightweight champion Josh Taylor and challenger Jack Catterall has been signed for the first quarter of 2023 in March to take place in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to Shalom, the announcement of the Taylor-Catterall rematch is coming next week and he said the match date is “locked in.

It was a questionable move on the part of the promoters to host a Taylor vs. Catterall II is back in Glasgow, as that was the site for their controversial fight last February.

In that bout, undisputed 140 lb champion Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) took a decisive 12 innings win over Catterall, with the referees scoring 114-111 and 113-112 in favor. Josh and 113-112 for Jack.

The fight was immediately considered a “rob” by many boxing fans, as they believe that Catterall has done more than enough to deserve the victory.

Catterall knocked out a sluggish-looking Taylor in the eighth round and knocked him out in eleven of twelve rounds. Overall, Taylor landed fewer punches and seemed to lose throughout the match.

After the fight, Taylor looked irritated and said, “I don’t think there’s a need for a rematch. I know I won the war.

Taylor vs. Catterall 2 in Glasgow

“I can now officially announce that both fighters have signed a contract to participate in the bout. A match date has been set and it will be announced in the next week or so,” said promoter Ben Shalom. talkSPORT Boxing about the rematch between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall.

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Once again, the fact that promoters brought the Taylor vs. Catterall 2’s return to Glasgow is a questionable move, but from a business standpoint, it’s possibly the location that could make the most money.

The winner of the rematch has a ton of great options for fighting these stellar fighters:

  • Teofimo López
  • Ryan Garcia
  • Regis Prograis – WBC 140 lb Champion
  • Devin Haney – if he gains weight

“It’s going to happen in the next two or three months, so it’s going to happen, and it will be in Glasgow. Back to the crime scene, it was possibly one of the most important fights of boxing in a long time because of what happened, because of who Josh Taylor is and what he has achieved, because of the fact that he has could have done some other thing but decided, ‘You know what? I’ll put this wrong right.’

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