Jack Catterall Thinks He Will Retire Josh Taylor
Jack Catterall is confident he will not only fight Josh Taylor but will retire him.
After Catterall defeated Jorge Linares by decision on the weekend, he called out Taylor once again and said he’d even fight him at a catchweight to make it happen.
“I think it’s only natural Taylor and I get it on,” Catterall stated during a post-fight interview for Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel (h/t BoxingScene). “It’s personal now and hopefully we can get that fight over the line.”
Catterall and Taylor fought back in February 2022 with Taylor winning a very controversial split decision loss. The hope is the fight would be at a catchweight, as Taylor has said he would be moving up to welterweight after his loss to Teofimo Lopez back in June.
If the fight does come to fruition, Jack Catterall is confident he wouldn’t just beat Josh Taylor but would finish him and force Taylor to retire.
“You know what? I honestly believe I can send him into retirement,” Catterall said. “I think I beat him, Lopez beat him and I can finish him off for good… You know what? It doesn’t get to me anymore. I’m quite resilient. I’ve got a good team, good family around me, and we don’t let things like that get us down. We know what we’ve gotta do. But I think the aftermath, the way Taylor’s conducted himself, and the public really want the fight, so it’s only natural that fight gets made.”
Jack Catterall is currently 28-1 and coming off the win over Linares, and prior to that, beat Darragh Foley by decision. He also holds notable wins over Ohara Davies, Tyrone Nurse, and Martin Gethin among others.
Do you think we see Jack Catterall vs. Josh Taylor sometime in 2024?