- #1 140-pounder Jack Catterall Returns To Action On Oct 21 In Liverpool
- Catterall Will Face The Former 3-weight World Champion, Jorge Linares
- Catterall vs Linares Undercard Features Rising Talent From The North-West
Undisputed super lightweight title challenger, Chorley’s Jack Catterall (27-1, 13 KOs) will headline for the first time under the Matchroom banner against the former three-weight world champion, Jorge Linares (47-8, 29 KOs).
Catterall-Linares will top a DAZN show on Saturday, October 21 at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England with more than 6,000 tickets already sold for the eagerly-anticipated clash.
The 30-year-old inked a multi-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing after Ben Shalom’s BOXXER failed to deliver a rematch with Josh Taylor – a fight Hearn hopes to make early next year.
Catterall made his Matchroom debut at the end of May, scoring two knockdowns in a wide decision win over Australian-based Irishmen Darragh Foley.
Linares is 3-0 on British soil and 4-0 against Brits/Matchroom fighters including Luke Campbell, Anthony Crolla x2 and Kevin Mitchell.
However, the Venezuelan is, coming off three consecutive defeats and has not recorded a win in well over three years.
Catterall vs Linares Undercard
Liverpool amateur sensation turned 7-0 (5 KOs) Super-Bantamweight prospect Peter McGrail will fight for his first professional title when he faces unbeaten Colombian Fran Mendoza for the vacant WBA Continental Title.
One of Merseyside’s most decorated amateur boxers, McGrail, who trains out of the renowned Everton Red Triangle Gym on Albion Street under Paul Stevenson, made his highly anticipated professional debut on Matchroom’s sold-out Liam Smith vs. Anthony Fowler show at the M&S Bank Arena back in October 2021, comfortably outpointing Ed Harrison over six rounds to kick off life in the paid ranks with a win.
He returned to the arena two months later for his second fight on the undercard of the sold-out Conor Benn vs. Chris Algieri and Katie Taylor vs. Firuza Sharipova double-header, earning his first stoppage win without a vest by halting Nicaragua’s Engel Gomez in just two rounds.
The 27-year-old made his promotional debut as a Matchroom fighter back in March on the undercard of Diego Pacheco’s four-round demolition of Jack Cullen, decisioning Argentina’s Nicolas Nahuel Botelli over ten rounds.
Mendoza, who resides in Spain, has won all seventeen of his professional contests since turning over in July 2018, with seven of those winning coming via stoppage, and the 26-year-old will be the first undefeated opponent McGrail has faced so far in his promising professional career.
Stoke’s undefeated Super-Bantamweight slickster Shabaz Masoud (11-0, 4 KOs) fights for the first time as a Matchroom fighter after signing a multi-fight deal with Eddie Hearn in June, putting his WBA Intercontinental title on the line against Colombia’s Jose Sanmartin (34-7-1, 21 KOs).
Oldham’s unbeaten Super-Featherweight contender Aqib Fiaz (12-0, 1 KO) kicks off the live broadcast with what promises to be an electric match-up against Watford’s Reece Bellotti (16-5, 13 KOs) for the vacant Commonwealth Title, with the fight doubling up as a British Title Final Eliminator.
Bolton’s Khaleel Majid (11-0, 3 KOs) and Liverpool’s Tom Farrell (21-7, 5 KOs) collide in a fan-friendly 8-round domestic super lightweight attraction.
Chester’s Paddy Lacey (8-0, 1 KO) returns to action as he takes on Heysham’s Owen Kirk (3-1-2).
Hyde Super-Lightweight Campbell Hatton (13-0, 5 KOs) sees action for the fifth time this year against Jamie Sampson (9-2). Hatton outpointed another domestic foe in Tom Ansell on the undercard of Joshua vs. Helenius in August.
Muhammad Mustafa Ali (3-0) faces the undefeated Giulio Commerso (2-0) over six rounds at super bantamweight.
William Crolla (1-0), the brother of Anthony Crolla, has a second professional appearance against journeyman Martin Shaw (4-16-4).
Jack Turner (2-0) fights for the third time.