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Josh Taylor Fires Back at Recent Jack Catterall Comments

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Josh Taylor Fires Back at Recent Jack Catterall Comments

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Josh Taylor Fires Back at Recent Jack Catterall Comments

Jack Catterall (28-1, 13 KOs) vs. Jack Catterall (19-1, 13 KOs) was due to happen at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on April 27but an eye injury sustained by Taylor means the live on DAZN and ESPN+ “Hate Runs Deep” bout will happen on May 25 at the same venue. Ahead of the much-anticipated rematch, “The Tartan Tornado” has spoken to BoxNation about the injury and recent comments made by “El Gato.”

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The setback for Taylor is not seemingly a serious one, as Matchroom announced the May 25 date immediately. The Scottish fighter has spoken about the injury to BoxNation: “I had a light operation done on my eyes back in early February, which then was about three or four days before the press conferences, which is why I turned up to the press conferences, and my eyes were red raw.”

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He added: “I went to the follow-up appointment, it was great. I went to the second one, was great, and then I went to the last one – with my medical forms ready to get signed off and checked, and the doctor was like, the pressure behind your eyes went up again, so we advise you to delay the fight a little bit, and that’s what I’ve done.”

When asked how he felt before the postponement: “I felt great, I felt good. Everything was good. I was flying.”

Taylor Responds to Catterall Comments

Catterall recently tweeted“All he’s done is stalled the beating he’s going to get and I promise you all I will rid this guy out of boxing once and for all.” When asked to respond to this, Taylor didn’t hesitate: “All I hear is wind and noise.” He continued: “Let him say what he wants. I don’t give a s**t what he says.”

Towards the end of the interview, Taylor reiterated his apology to fans who had booked travel and accommodation. Following the apology, he said: “It’s my health I’m playing with at the end of the day, and I ain’t risking it.” 

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He continued: “I’m listening to the medical professionals, especially when it’s something as precious as your eyesight.”

Many in the boxing world have wanted this rematch since the first fight, and continue to hope May 25 goes ahead and we get to see these bitter rivals collide in the ring once again.

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