Josh Taylor has dropped another of his world title at the 140lbs division, now fans believe he could be preparing to rematch Jack Catterall.
Josh Taylor drops another world title
I recently wrote about Jack Catterall being left in the lurch after purse bids were called for the WBC version of the 140-pound title to be contested between Josh Taylor and Jose Zepeda.
Since then, Taylor who was the undisputed champion in the division has relinquished the green belt to add to the WBA version given up previously.
The reason stated for the latter was his planned wedding.
OK. Understandable, but does it pass as a good enough excuse to give it up if he plans on sticking around in the weight class? Especially when he’s done everything he has to accomplish something so rare in the sport.
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall rematch next?
The WBA and WBC have both been extremely lenient over recent years over mandatory situations and the disputed territory over the super and regular and now franchise champions. So why not let him hold onto the belt for as long as Leo Santa Cruz for example? Or Tyson Fury who has publicly declared he is holding his version for as long as possible without boxing. We could all make many more examples…
Even though ‘the tartan tornado’ has dropped 2 of 4 belts his continued back and forths with ‘El Gato’ on Twitter have definitely managed to maintain the spice that is needed for it and now it looks likely we could see what I feel is one of the most genuinely anticipated and ferocious rematches of this era due to numerous factors that we are all aware of.
Although there remains a roadblock to the promotional hazard with Catterall’s new outfit Probellum it seems to be being sorted in a legal settlement and if all is dealt with swiftly behind the scenes then we could see the fight happen before the year is out.
When will Josh Taylor fight next?
The likelihood is that it will be held in Glasgow, Scotland again and on sky sports, but will team Taylor make the mistake of not putting the away fighters’ name on the ticket again and it backfires with consequence this time around? Or will the former undisputed champion prove he is still able to operate at the weight and take another victory, this time without the controversy?
There is no doubt that Taylor vs Catterall 2 is a marquee fight for sky sports to air on pay-per-view. And I, as many hope it is made as imminently as possible for both boxers to settle a score of which if it is left unsaid and Catterall doesn’t get the rematch he craves, belts or not it will leave a bad smell lingering over British boxing and the judging for a long time!
By Dan Kelly
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