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Josh Taylor & Jack Catterall have signed for rematch in Glasgow, Scotland

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By Barry Holbrook: Promoter Ben Shalom reports that the rematch between WBO light welterweight champion Josh Taylor & challenger Jack Catterall is signed for the first quarter of 2023 in March to take place in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to Shalom, the announcement for the Taylor-Catterall rematch will be next week, and he says the date of the bout is “locked in.

It’s a questionable move on the part of the promoters to stage the Taylor vs. Catterall II rematch back in Glasgow, as that was the location for their controversial fight last February.

In that fight, then undisputed 140-lb champion Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) was given a 12 round split decision victory over Catterall, with the judges scoring it 114-111 and 113-112 in Josh’s favor and 113-112 for Jack.

The fight was immediately branded a “robbery” by many boxing fans, as they believed that Catterall had done more than enough to deserve the victory.

Catterall knocked the sluggish-looking Taylor down in the eighth round and out-landed him in eleven of the twelve rounds. Taylor landed fewer punches overall and seemed lost throughout.

After the fight, a sour-looking Taylor said, “I don’t think there is any need for a rematch. I know I won the fight.

Taylor vs. Catterall 2 in Glasgow

“I can now officially announce that both fighters have signed for the fight. The fight date is locked in, and it’ll be announced in the next week or so,” said promoter Ben Shalom to talkSPORT Boxing about the Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall rematch.

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Again, it’s a questionable move for the promoters to bring the Taylor vs. Catterall 2 rematch back to Glasgow, but from a business standpoint, that might be the location where it can make the most amount of money.

The winner of the rematch has a lot of great options for fights against these excellent fighters:

  • Teofimo Lopez
  • Ryan Garcia
  • Regis Prograis – WBC 140-lb champion
  • Devin Haney – if he moves up in weight

“It’s going to be happening in the next two or three months, so it’s imminent, and it’ll be in Glasgow. Back at the scene of the crime, it could be one of the most significant fights in British boxing for a long time because of what happened, because of who Josh Taylor is, and what he’s achieved, because of the fact that he could have gone on to some other things but decided, ‘You know what? I’m going to put this wrong right.’


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