Boxxer promoter Ben Shalom has officially confirmed that an agreement has been signed for Josh Taylor to take on Jack Catterall in a rematch in Scotland.
Josh Taylor was considered one of the sport’s weight superstars this time last year, reigning as the undisputed lightweight champion with an undefeated record in eighteen fights.
However, after a poor performance against Catterall, Taylor found herself having to prove she was still one of the most active boxers in the game.
Taylor only fought once in 2022, beat Jack Catterall with a controversial split decision in February. The majority of match fans felt that Catterall had done enough to take away Taylor’s undisputed crown, but the umpires saw it differently and gave Taylor the nod at home. His Scotland.
Since then, Taylor has vacated her WBC and IBF world titles, initially threatening to move up to 147lb and battle the likes of Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr.
However, following the backlash following his win over Catterall, Taylor decided to stay in the ultralightweight division and fight Catterall again, to quell his doubts. In an interview with talkSport, promoter Ben Shalom revealed that the rematch has been signed and Taylor will play Catterall again, in Glasgow in March 2023.
The Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall rematch has now been signed for March in Glasgow, Scotland, Ben Shalom has confirmed. [@talkSPORT]
– Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 22, 2022
Taylor also made a change in the coach before the rematch, dropped Ben Davison and instead chose to fight under the guidance of Joe McNally, who coached Liam Smith. A change of style and a fresh start could be just what Taylor needs to get back to his best and fans will be hoping that his lackluster will fade away. his performance in the last battle was due to complacencythan the problem makes weight.
Meanwhile, Jack Catterall has repeatedly called Taylor since the match, claiming to have been robbed by the champion and his rivalry with the Scotsman is getting bigger and bigger. Catterall often laughs Taylor stated that he felt the decision was fair and gloating that Taylor won’t want a rematch.
Despite what Catterall believes, Taylor has given him a chance to avenge his defeat and the Manchester 140lber will be on the field to prove that his performance against Taylor last time out was not down to luck.