Josh Taylor will be making history this weekend in Glasgow, when he becomes the first time undisputed champion of the modern era to defend his titles in Scotland.
Originally scheduled for December, The Tartan Tornado will defend his undisputed super-lightweight crown when he takes on Chorley’s Jack Catterall in a fascinating clash between Auld Enemies Scotland and England on Saturday night.
And Top Rank’s Todd DeBoef, who promotes Taylor, believes that not only will the long-awaited showdown more than live up to expectations but that the Scotsman will need to bring his A-game if he wants to avoid being on the receiving end of a huge shock at the OVO Hydro Arena.
“I think this is going to be a really terrific fight", DeBoef told Betfred’s Lightweight Boxing Show. "I think it is going to surprise a lot of people. Josh has never been a fast starter. Josh has just been a guy that he starts getting going, he isn’t a come out and blast you guy.”
“One of the things he is going to have to be careful of is giving away too many early rounds, because Catterall is going to be there. He is going to be there all night.
“And when you start talking about the division, you talk about Jack Catterall, Jose Pedraza, Jose Zepeda, Teofimo Lopez, you are talking about a class of fighter in that next level that is knocking on the door, that on any night can step through that door and take an opportunity.
“Josh, as much as this is a homecoming, and we’ve seen it happen before, homecomings can have a spoiler. He will have to have his A-game."
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