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Josh Taylor seeks respect and a victory in super-lightweight showdown against Jack Catterall

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Josh Taylor is seeking respect and victory when the Scot defends his undisputed super-lightweight title against unbeaten English rival Jack Catterall in Glasgow

  • Josh Taylor defends one of only two undisputed world championships 
  • The Tartan Tornado expects to defeat Jack Catterall in Glasgow on Saturday
  • The Scot hopes by beating an Englishman he will garner more interest


Josh Taylor defends one of only two undisputed world championships on Saturday night, unhappy that his feat has not been more widely recognised.

The Tartan Tornado expects to defeat Jack Catterall at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro but by beating an Englishman also hopes to garner more interest.

‘Although I’m excited by my first fight in Scotland for more than two years I feel I’ve not been given the respect elsewhere I deserve,’ Taylor said. 

Josh Taylor (left) defends one of only two undisputed world championships on Saturday

Josh Taylor (left) defends one of only two undisputed world championships on Saturday

‘I’m not happy I didn’t even get a nomination in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.’

Taylor performed brilliantly in beating undefeated super-lightweights Ivan Baranchyk, Regis Prograis and Jose Ramirez to complete the division’s clean sweep, along with the Ring Magazine belt.

Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez reigns supreme at super-middleweight and hogs the limelight.

‘I want to make a big statement in this fight to catch the imagination across Britain,’ Taylor added. 

The Tartan Tornado expects to defeat Jack Catterall at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro on Saturday

The Tartan Tornado expects to defeat Jack Catterall at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro on Saturday

He has nobly honoured a long-standing promise to give Catterall a shot once he had unified the titles before moving up to welterweight, where seriously rich pickings await against the likes of Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jnr.

‘I know I will have to be the best I’ve been to beat Josh but I can take him to dark places in this fight,’ Catterall claimed.

Tyson Fury will return to home soil for the first time since 2018 when he defends his WBC world heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23.

Whyte signed his contract this week and co-promoter Frank Warren announced on Friday that the two Brits will face-off at the national stadium. 

It will be Fury’s first fight in the UK since outpointing Francesco Pianeta in Belfast nearly four years ago.

Tyson Fury will fight Dillian Whyte at Wembley on April 23, it has been officially confirmed

Taylor v Catterall is live on Sky Sports from 7pm.

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