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Jack Catterall puts Gervonta Davis on long hit list but wants ‘personal’ Josh Taylor rematch first

Jack Catterall is coming after all the best fighters around the super lightweight division.

Off the back of a win over Jorge Linares last month, Catterall’s main aim is to secure a rematch with bitter rival Josh Taylor.

Catterall believes he beat Taylor in their 2022 clash, despite the judges suggesting otherwise

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Catterall believes he beat Taylor in their 2022 clash, despite the judges suggesting otherwiseCredit: Kenny Ramsay

The pair fought last year and Catterall surprised everyone, as he dropped Taylor in the eighth round and seemed set for an upset victory before the judges awarded the Scotsman a split decision win.

Since then, Catterall has insisted that he deserved to win and he told talkSPORT: “It became personal after the fight, he said a lot of things, a lot of direct messages, a lot of back and forth.

“I don’t hold stuff too personally in the sport of boxing, it’s a business but with Taylor it has become a bit personal.”

Catterall is hoping to get out next in February and Taylor could be an option as an opponent, if promoter Eddie Hearn can make it happen.

‘El Gato’ revealed that if the rematch were to take place it would be at a catchweight, as Taylor wants to move up in weight from 140 lbs.

But, if that fight doesn’t take place, there are countless other big names at Catterall’s weight class that he wants to get in the ring with, as he said: “You’ve got Ryan Garcia, the winner of Devin Haney vs Regis Prograis, there’s a bucketful of names.”

Catterall continued: “I’m ranked in all the governing bodies in the top ten and currently holding the WBA International title, so it’s about what fight puts me in that number one spot to challenge for a world title.

“We’ve got Haney vs Prograis on December 9, that’ll be a fight I’ll be keeping a close eye on.”

And he came on talkSPORT to discuss a potential rematch

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And he came on talkSPORT to discuss a potential rematch

The Lancashire-born fighter explained that he had previously been in talks with Prograis, before continuing: “That’s a fight I love as well, I’ve been to a couple of his fights and I need and want that opportunity to prove that I can mix it and I can beat these guys.”

Catterall was then asked about Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and he said: “Yeah I love that fight.

“I’m in the sport of boxing to be involved in these big fights, I don’t want to finish my career in the next four or five years not being that fighter whose taken the opportunities and that’s why I’m staying in the gym and staying ready so when the call comes in I’ll be ready for these fights.”


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