- The Uncrowned Undisputed Champion Could Return To Action Oct 21
- Jack Catterall’s Next Fight Is Set To Headline A DAZN Liverpool Show
- Former Champion Jorge Linares Is A Potential Opponent For Catterall
NoSmokeSport.com has learnt that the undisputed super lightweight title challenger, Chorley’s Jack Catterall (27-1, 13 KOs) is targeting a ring return for Saturday, October 21.
Catterall could headline a DAZN show at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England with the three-weight world champion, Jorge Linares (47-8, 29 KOs) a potential opponent.
International Boxing News was first with Liverpool as the potential location.
The 30-year-old recently inked a multi-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing after Ben Shalom’s BOXXER invalidated their contract with Catterall, per Hearn.
Catterall made his Matchroom debut at the end of May, scoring two knockdowns in a wide decision win over Australian-based Irishmen Darragh Foley.
‘El Gato’ now looks to build on that momentum and headline in Liverpool before going into a huge rematch with domestic rival Josh Taylor, who the overwhelming majority felt that he beat last year.
Linares is a strong possibility to be in the opposite corner of Jack Catterall – a fight that most boxing fans are not too happy with.
The Venezuelan is 3-0 on British soil and 4-0 against Brits/Matchroom fighters including Luke Campbell, Anthony Crolla x2 and Kevin Mitchell.
Linares at 37 is, however, coming off three consecutive defeats and has not recorded a win in well over three years.
The veteran has only boxed once at the 140-pound limit and was stopped inside the opening round by little-known Pablo Cesar Cano.
Jack Catterall’s Next Fight: Why It’s Not Josh Taylor
NoSmokeSport broke the news last week that Catterall’s promoter Matchroom Boxing had reached out to Top Rank to make a rematch between Catterall and former undisputed champion Josh Taylor.
“The big problem that we have is finding a suitable venue for that fight namely Manchester Arena,” Eddie Hearn told NoSmokeSport, “The slot that we have for Jack to fight I don’t think necessarily that’s going to be possible this side of the year.”
Hearn is hoping to do Taylor-Catterall 2 in February next year should Catterall win his October bout and terms can be agreed with Tyalor/TR. Bob Arum of TR has also come out in recent days and welcomed the rematch.