Eddie Hearn Says He’ll Do Everything He Can To Make Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall Rematch
Eddie Hearn is hopeful to make Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall.
In February 2022, Taylor won a very controversial decision over Catterall, and since the fight, many fans wanted to see a rematch. However, it hasn’t come to fruition, and since the fight, Taylor lost his title to Teofimo Lopez.
Catterall, meanwhile, returned in May and had a dominant win over Darragh Foley and is now set to face former champion Jorge Linares on October 21.
Should Jack Catterall win, Eddie Hearn says he now plans on trying to secure the rematch next time out.
“The plan for Jack is to get him in position to fight for a world title. However, we also appreciate that the fight with Josh Taylor is a huge fight. Josh is obviously not our fighter, but from reading between the lines he wants to move up in weight. I think he would be happy to fight Jack at a catchweight. I’ve spoken to Carl Moretti at Top Rank about that fight, they’re definitely willing to entertain it. We need to provide them with some numbers and an offer to make that fight happen in January or February,” Hearn told IFL TV.
“I would like to make that fight, I think it’s a huge fight, it’s a great fight, but he has to deal with Linares first. I know people will say that Linares is getting towards the end of his career, but he’s putting everything into this camp. This is a dangerous fight for Jack Catterall. He wants Regis Prograis, but it looks like he’s fighting Devin Haney. If there’s no world title, the next best thing for Jack Catterall is Josh Taylor and we’ll do everything we can to make that,” Hearn said.
If the fight does happen, it would be a highly-anticipated fight and would be a crucial one for both of their careers.
Do you think we see Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall in 2024?