Josh Taylor Says He Wants Jack Catterall Fight Again To Shut People Up
Josh Taylor is now open to fighting Jack Catterall again.
Taylor and Catterall fought back in February 2022 and it was Taylor edging out a split decision. It was a controversial fight and since then, Catterall has been clear he wants the rematch.
Taylor, however, ended up defending his titles against Teofimo Lopez but lost by decision, wich was a tough setback for him.
“I’ll be out before the end of the year again, hopefully October or November time. I’ll do what’s best for me. In the last two years after the Jose Ramirez fight I’ve made deals to please other people. So, it’s time to get back to being selfish again and doing what’s best for me,” Taylor explained to The Daily Record. “I’ll go down this week to Liverpool, get all my tests done, and go over what went well and what went wrong in the Lopez fight. There were a lot of factors in that camp, things that didn’t go my way. I went into the fight when I maybe shouldn’t have. I should have delayed it four or five weeks.”
Now, with Josh Taylor coming off the loss, he isn’t sure what is next but is now open to a rematch with Jack Catterall so he can shut up a lot of people.
Yet, Taylor says he isn’t sure what will be next for him but is hopeful he can return soon and try and become the champ again.
“We’ll see what options are there and what fights I get offered whether at 140 or 147,” Taylor said. “The Catterall fight will be getting revisited again hopefully sooner rather than later. I want it again, just to shut most people up. That will definitely happen again before I retire, that’s for sure. If I stay at 140 then my next fight isn’t going to be a championship fight so it won’t be championship weight anyway.
“That will work in my favor. But I can still make the weight. I made the weight in New York perfectly, better than at any time in the last few years. So the weight wasn’t an excuse. We’ll see what happens going forward whether it’s at 140 or 147 or switching between the two. Unless I get someone like Regis Prograis who still wants his rematch as well. That could be another title fight at 140. I need to speak to promoters to see what fights are out there and what’s going to be offered to me. I’ve already had half a path carved out for the route we’re going to take when I move up to 147. So we’ll speak to the lads and the promoters and see what’s happening.”
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