Undisputed and undefeated super lightweight champion, Scotsman Josh Taylor, will defend his titles, against English contender, and also undefeated, Jack Catterall, on Saturday, February 26, at “The SSE Hydro” in Glasgow, Scotland.
The rivalry between Scotland and England was rekindled when the two contenders met and exchanged some choice words, at Edinburgh Castle, the iconic Scottish fortress, atop The Granite City.
The 30-year-old champion unified all four titles when he defeated José Carlos Ramírez last May, sending him to the canvas twice, for a unanimous decision victory.
With this triumph, Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) established himself not only as the best super lightweight in the world, but also as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of today.
“Since I was 15 years old, I dreamed of being a world champion. I have realized those dreams by becoming the first undisputed champion of the United Kingdom. So, it’s a great time to defend these belts in Scotland against Jack Catterall.
“I am excited to be back in my country. It’s the first time I’ve boxed at home in just over two years and the Glasgow Hydro Arena, the fans create an incredible atmosphere, so I’m looking forward to the day I step into the ring. ” The champion commented.
Catterall said: “Winning this fight means a lot to me and coming to Scotland and doing it in front of Josh’s own fans, I think it adds energy to the fight so I’m excited to get there and get all these belts back for England. Josh has seen every style out there, but he never fought Jack Catterall.”
The card is promoted by Ultimate Boxxer and Top Rank and will be televised on SKY in the UK and on ESPN.