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Josh Taylor Stands by Controversial Win Against Jack Catterall




In November 2020, Josh Taylor faced off against Jack Catterall in what would become one of the most disputed decisions in recent British boxing history. Despite widespread criticism of the judges’ scoring, Taylor walked away with the WBO 140-pound title, and Catterall was left to ponder what might have been.


Over a year later, Taylor remains unbothered by the controversy surrounding his victory. In a recent interview with Brian Custer on The Last Stand Podcast, the Scottish boxer stated that he has not received much blowback for the win, despite the social media storm and headlines that characterized the decision as a “heist job.”


Taylor also suggested that the commentary for the fight, which was broadcasted by Sky, may have unfairly influenced public opinion against him. He argued that the commentary was heavily biased in favor of Catterall, and that without it, the fight would have been perceived very differently.


Despite the controversy, Taylor is moving on. After multiple attempts to stage a rematch with Catterall fell through, Taylor announced that he would be defending his title against Teofimo Lopez, the former unified lightweight champion, in June 2023 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


For Taylor, the fight against Lopez represents an opportunity to prove his worth on the world stage and silence any remaining doubts about his abilities. And while the controversy surrounding his win over Catterall may continue to linger, Taylor seems content to let his performances in the ring do the talking.

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