Two undefeated fighters come face to face as Josh Taylor defends his WBA, IBF, WBC, WBO and The Ring’s Light Welterweight Championships against WBO mandatory challenger Jack Catterall. The 12-round undisputed title match will take place on February 26, 2022, at SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, UK.
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The current Undisputed Light Welterweight champion Josh Taylor is all set to collide against WBO mandatory challenger and undefeated boxer Jack Catterall. Catterall is, in fact, waiting for his title bout since January 2019.
Taylor appreciated Catterall’s patience and stated that Catterall made a smart move by letting him fight Ramirez, as now he has a chance to fight for all titles at once.
Taylor won the IBF World title from Ivan Baranchyk on May 18, 2019. He later won the WBA(super) and the Ring titles from Regis Prograis on October 26, 2019. He then swept WBC and WBO titles from José Ramírez on May 22, 2021.
Since becoming the mandatory challenger in January 2019, Catterall has defeated Oscar Amador, Timo Schwarzkopf and Abderrazak Houya. But, his last match came in late 2020. This bout was earlier supposed to take place on December 18, but Taylor suffered an injury and the bout is postponed to February 26.
How To Watch
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall will air via ESPN+ in the United States. In the UK, the event will air on Sky Sports Arena. The existing Sky Sports Customers can watch the event on the Go Sky app and Sky Sports Website also.
Tale of the Tape
|Boxer Name||Josh Taylor||Jack Catterall|
|NickName||The Tartan Tornado||El Gato (The Cat)|
|Height||5’10 (178 cm)||5′7 (170 cm)|
|Reach||691/2” (177 cm)||67″ (170 cm)|
Undercard (Fight Card)
- Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall – 12 rounds, for josh Taylor’s WBO, WBC, WBA and IBF junior welterweight titles
- Robeisy Ramirez vs. Eric Donovan – 10 rounds, featherweights bout
- Ebonie Jones vs. Effy Kathopouli – 6 rounds, women’s junior featherweights bout
- Jay McFarlane vs. Nick Campbell – 10 rounds, heavyweights bout
- Bilal Fawaz vs Malam Varela – 4 rounds, super welterweight bout
- John Docherty vs. Jordan Grant – 8 rounds, super middleweight bout
- Kieran Molloy vs Damian Esquisabel – 4 rounds, junior middleweight bout
- Paddy Donovan vs Miroslav Serban – 6 rounds, welterweight bout
- Kurt Walker vs Jaroslav Hriadel – 4 rounds, featherweight bout
- Erik Nazaryan vs Scott Forrest – 4 rounds, cruiserweight bout
News & Updates
January 27, 2022: Taylor told Sky Sports that the fight is a step up in class for Catterall and he has not boxed at this level and will not be able to defeat him.
January 26, 2022: Taylor told Sky Sports that the animosity between him and Catterall will increase as the fight comes closer.
January 3, 2022: Josh Taylor said in an interview that he is looking to fight twice to thrice in 2022.
October 21, 2021: Josh Taylor suffered a knee injury and the bout is postponed to February 26, 2022.
August 6, 2021: Taylor vs Catterall is confirmed to take place at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland on December 18, 2021.
October 10, 2020: Catterall agreed to step aside to let WBO & WBC Champion José Ramírez face WBA(Super), IBF and the Ring Champion Josh Taylor for a title unification bout.
January 8, 2019: Catterall is announced as the number #1 contender against WBO Light Welterweight Champion.