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Josh Taylor-Jack Caterall Pushed To February

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Josh Taylor-Jack Caterall Pushed To February

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Josh Taylor-Jack Caterall Pushed To February

Undisputed junior welterweight world champion Josh Taylor’s title defense against mandatory challenger Jack Catterall — originally scheduled for Dec. 18 at The OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland — has been postponed to Saturday, Feb. 26 at the same venue due to a knee injury Taylor suffered in training.

Ticket and undercard information will be announced at a later date. The bout will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports and streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the United States.

Josh Taylor said, “I’m gutted I won’t be able to defend my title on December 18 as originally planned, but I wanted to make sure I was 100 percent healthy to give my incredible fans the show they deserve. This homecoming has been a long time in the making, and it will be worth the wait. I will see everyone on February 26.”

“Everything happens for a reason! I am gutted not just for me but for everyone who had planned to go,” Catterall said. “I will remain professional and continue working for the new date. 2022, I will be world champion. Obstacles like this are nothing new for me. I will turn the frustration into positive energy.”

This would be Josh Taylor’s first title defense since defeating Jose Ramirez back in May to become undisputed. If you have been following the chain of command of this fight, this will be an interesting path Taylor can pursue next, if he successfully defends against Catterall, who has been waiting and even took step aside money to be next in line for this fight. After Caterall, Taylor will have an endless supply of those wanting to challenge him with names being floated around such as Terence Crawford should he move up or Teofimo Lopez should he move up after his bout in November. Just don’t have Teofimo try to plot the fight in the meantime.

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