Josh Taylor Hints At Jack Catterall Rematch: ''He Couldn't Beat Me At My Worst''

The unified super lightweight champion has spoken out about
14:54, 22 Jun 2022

Unified super lightweight champion Josh Taylor has had enough of the “personal attacks” and “abuse” his family have had to endure in recent months. Taylor’s controversial split decision win over Jack Catterall in February has seen public opinion turn against the boxer, who has expressed interest in a rematch with Catterall in order to “put it to bed”.

Speaking in a new BBC Scotland documentary, titled “Josh Taylor: Portrait Of A Fighter”, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ has detailed what he and his family have been through since his decisive win over Catterall. "I stayed silent for a couple of weeks - then my little sister started getting it, then my fiancée Danielle. Personal attacks on their personal pages that were nothing to do with boxing.”

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The boxer is keen to bring an end to the issue. After initial defiance over the result and hints at fighting Jose Zepeda rather than Catterall in his next bout, Taylor now recognises the best way to solve this is in the ring. "If I could do it myself without all the complications of the boxing business, the next fight would be Jack Catterall straight away.” he told the film crew. Acknowledging his own unusually-poor performance in the first fight, Taylor continued, "I believe I will win that fight. I don't believe he can beat me at my best. He couldn't beat me at my worst.”

Trying to turn what has been a huge negative into a positive, Taylor said, "I know that's what I was doing wrong, I didn't have the motivation. There will be no lack of that this time."

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