Josh Taylor offers Jack Catterall rematch at welterweight

Light welterweight undisputed champion of the world Josh Taylor believes he won a close fight against Jack Catterall.

The pair faced each other this past Sturday in Taylor’s back yard Glasgow, but it was the challenger who bring on the fight. Still, after a very close 12 rounds, the ringside judges scored in favor of the champ, even though the majority saw it the other way.

The British Boxing Board of Control has even launched an investigation after Taylor was awarded a split-decision.

But the Scotish fighter is adamant he won the bout and even said he’s willing to give the Brit a rematch, but at the welterweight division.

“I have taken a few days for some well-earned time with my family after not seeing them for a few months,” he wrote on Instagram.

“I’ve had a chance to watch the fight back. First and foremost, I want to congratulate Jack Catterall on a great fight. He rose to the occasion and fought a valiant fight. However, I believe I won a very close fight.

“Many fans believe Jack deserved the decision, and that’s fine. We both went in there and fought our guts out for 12 rounds… but the personal attacks on myself and especially my family are disgusting and uncalled for.

“My days at 140 are numbered. My future is at welterweight. Jack Catterall deserves another title shot, and as soon as possible.

“I’ve never ducked a challenge in my career, and I’d be happy to fight Jack again, but it would have to be at welterweight. Jack is a great sportsman, a helluva fighter, and deserves every bit of the admiration he’s been receiving.

“I want to thank my family, my team, the fans who packed The OVO Hydro, and everyone who watched on Sky Sports, ESPN+, and around the world.

“Fighting as the undisputed champion on Scottish soil was a dream come true, but I’m only getting started. I’ll be back and better than ever, this time ready to conquer the welterweight division.”

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