Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall will settle the score once and for all in March 2023, over a year on from their controversial first encounter.
Sky Sports have confirmed that Taylor and Catterall have signed to duke it out in a highly anticipated rematch in March 2023.
‘The Tartan Tornado’ have the home advantage, as the bout will be in Glasgow. The pair will reportedly return to the same venue as the first bout, the OVO Hydro in Glasgow.
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The pair first collided in February 2022, and Taylor came in as the undisputed super lightweight champion. Catterall, who was the underdog coming in, boxed to orders and even floored ‘The Tartan Tornado’ but found himself on the losing end of the scorecards to the disbelief of many.
Catterall has understandably pushed hard for the rematch, and it seems highly likely that he will get another shot at the Scotsman. Taylor was insistent that he was going to move up in weight following the first encounter, however, he reversed this statement. Taylor has also confirmed a new trainer for the bout, as he has left Ben Davison’s gym to now fight under the tutelage of Joe McNally.
It’s rumoured that the fight is set to be a pay-per-view event, as it seems to be headed to Sky Sports Box Office. The controversial first bout drew an audience of 900,000 viewers on Sky Sports in February 2022.
The rematch will be formally announced in the new year, with a confirmed date and venue.