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Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall Set for Highly Anticipated Rematch in Leeds

After more than two years of anticipation, bitter rivals Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall are finally set to face off in a highly awaited rematch on Saturday, April 27, at the First Direct Arena in Leeds. The rematch comes after their first bout, in which Taylor, a 33-year-old boxer from Scotland, preserved his undefeated record with a controversial split decision points victory to retain his then-undisputed super-lightweight title, sparking fierce controversy.

Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall

In their previous encounter, Taylor was cut twice and lost a point for punching after the bell, while Catterall lost a point for holding. Despite Catterall appearing to outbox Taylor for extended periods, Taylor managed to hold onto his championships, and Catterall suffered his first defeat of the fight. The decision left many fans outraged, fueling the animosity between the two fighters and their supporters.

The upcoming rematch, scheduled for 12 rounds, will take place on neutral ground and is one of the most highly anticipated rematches in contemporary British boxing history. The build-up to the fight is expected to be intense, with both fighters expressing their determination to emerge victorious.

“I’ve never run from anyone in my life, especially not Jack Catterall. He has spent the last two years running from promoter to promoter while living off my name. Jack should be careful what he wishes for because he’s getting battered on April 27. I am going to enjoy every second of this. See you soon, Jack,” said Taylor.

“I’ve wanted this fight since the moment the scorecards got read out in Glasgow. A few people say ‘move on Jack’, and that’s easy to say when you’re not in my position. I get asked every day of my life multiple times a day, ‘when are you fighting Taylor again?’ This isn’t about belts, this is personal to me and I can’t wait to get my hands on him. I don’t like him, I don’t respect him and on April 27 I’m going to end him,” said Catterall.

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