Taylor vs Catterall Press Conference HIGHLIGHTS: Catterall Grabs Taylor By The Throat And Tries To Swing At Him Ahead Of Second Fight

Catterall Grabs Taylor By The Throat And Tries To Swing At Him In Heated First Face-Off

Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall will finally end their bitter feud which was ignited by Taylor’s controversial split decision win over Catterall in their first encounter in Feb 2022.

The pair will meet in a 140-pound clash that will take place on Saturday, April 27 in Leeds, England, live on DAZN in the UK, ESPN + worldwide and DAZN worldwide.

Catterall went into the first contest as a big underdog, given little chance by most fans and even though Taylor’s performance was subpar, there was no doubt that Catterall stepped up many levels that night and proved himself to be in the elite mix at 140.

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Most felt that Catterall had done enough to dethrone Taylor of his undisputed championship, but a heavily criticised split decision went in the favour of the Scotsman.

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2 years on and with another defeat for Taylor, and two wins for Catterall, points decisions over Foley and Linares respectively; the pair will finally run it back.

Taylor vs Catterall Press Conference Highlights

Jack Catterall: “I don’t believe he wanted to fight me, but he’s here now, he’s showed up and I’m going to smash his head in on April 27.”

“Two years on I’ve stayed in the gym, I’ve picked up two victories since then, he went to New York and got smashed and I believe he’s on the decline and I am going to capitalize on it and put him to bed.”

“Without a shadow of a doubt, I am coming in there to do damage.”

“I’ve never ducked a challenge in my life, I understand that this is a big fight, it’s going to put me in the picture for bigger fights, but I am fully focused on April 27, and I can’t wait to get in there.”

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Josh Taylor: “He says he’s coming to knock me out, he’s never knocked anyone out in his life. So, we’ll see what happens, I can’t wait for it, it’s going to be class.”

“I don’t hate anyone, but I don’t like this guy and I can’t wait to smash his brains in, what little brains he’s got.”

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“This is about me and Jack. He’s had three promoters in two years, we went to get the fight done straight away, I picked up the injury which was a bad one and took a long time to get over it, and Jack took another fight. I took my mandatory at Madison Square Garden; Jack fought a nobody and then a 40-year-old and still couldn’t put him away.”

“We’re here now and I’m looking forward to it. It’s kind of a crossroads fight. It’s evident that in my last two fights I haven’t been great, so I have a point to prove, I need to be back to my best and win this fight to keep my career on the go, so it’s a big fight.”

“The last time his tactics were to spoil and hold and steal the fight which is what he tried to do, and the judges didn’t like it, so if he comes to fight, great, the referee this time doesn’t allow the holding. You lost, why don’t you go and phone the police again? Write a letter to your MP again, you grass.”

By Darshan Desai