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Jack Catterall Readies for High-Stakes Rematch Against Josh Taylor, Warns of Career-Defining Outcome

Few rivalries in the hard-hitting, high-stakes world of boxing captivate the public's attention quite like the impending rematch between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall. Catterall has confirmed that Taylor has consented to a rematch, capping off nearly two years of intense build-up and paving the way for an exciting bout.

Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall
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The boxing world witnessed a historic fight at Glasgow's SSE Hydro in February 2022 as Catterall challenged Taylor for the undisputed super lightweight title. Taylor controversially won by split decision at the end of the fight, leaving Catterall and many fans to argue that he was wrongfully denied the four bastion belts.

This contentious conclusion has only strengthened Catterall's resolve to have another shot, which has now finally paid off.

'El Gato' Catterall discussed his feelings regarding the postponement of the rematch in an exclusive interview with Kugan Cassius of iFL TV. "It wasn't my fault that the fights occurred. We got into a fight. After then, we each went our separate ways," he remarked. After that first encounter, the fighters took different routes. While Taylor suffered his first career loss at the hands of Teofimo Lopez, Catterall triumphed twice over Darragh Foley and Jorge Linares.

Josh Taylor suffered deafeat in his bout vs Teofimo Lopez
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When Catterall talks about the impending fight, you can feel his confidence growing. "I understand that it's a battle that he may not have wanted, but he's come around now," he said, implying to Taylor's hesitation. In his opinion, defeating Taylor would not only be a personal victory but also potentially spell the end of Taylor's dominance in the boxing community. With a mixture of confidence and dread, Catterall said, "I think when I beat him, he's finished."

In a decision that further demonstrates his commitment to this rematch, Catterall declined a crucial matchup with the unbeaten American, Richardson Hitchins. The fight with Taylor is more important and potentially more personal than the IBF title eliminator, which was once a bright prospect. "This is a personal fight for me, it's a much bigger fight," Catterall told iFL TV.

Both fighters are now getting ready for a fight that will not only be about titles but also about legacy, redemption, and the unadulterated spirit of competition, as the boxing community is abuzz with excitement. Taylor's demonstrated skill and Catterall's unwavering focus promise a match that is sure to be remembered for years to come. The world is eager to see what could be a turning point in the careers of these two amazing fighters, so they are waiting for the final date and location of this epic rematch.

But who wins? Let us know in the comments below!


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