Jack Catterall ready to ‘flick the switch’ as he REVEALS Taylor fight week plan

It’s been a long long wait for Jack Catterall, but that long-awaited rematch vs Josh Taylor is now so close you can touch it.

On Saturday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, these two super-lightweight stars will run back their acrimonious meeting in front of a raucous sellout crowd (live on DAZN).

Back in early 2022 it was Taylor who had his hand raise after an enthralling encounter in Glasgow – but controversially so with many experts feeling Catterall had done enough to win.

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The beef between the mean runs deep (they’re actually calling this promotion ‘Hate Runs Deep’) to this day, and Catterall (28-1) is at last getting what he wanted. The chance to settle the score.

‘El Gato’ took time out from preparing for the big night to talk about what his fight week will be like, and the fact it will actually come as something of a relief.

Jack Catterall vs Josh Taylor 2 Leeds DAZN Matchroom Boxing May 2024
Jack Catterall pictured ahead of his rematch vs Josh Taylor in Leeds on May 25, 2024 (Photo – Mark Robinson, Matchroom Boxing).

Catterall cannot wait

“Ultimately, the public have been banging on about the rematch, the boxings fans, everyone was asking me about it every day of the week. In the back of my mind I knew this fight was eventually going to happen, but we’re here now.

“Weight is good, everything is good. I take confidence from how hard I have worked in the gym. For me, these next couple of days are about being selfish, spending time with my team, switching off and when it’s time to go to work in the dressing room I’ll flick that switch and we’ll be ready.”

Every time Taylor and Catterall have met in the build-up the acrimony between the pair has been clear, and Jack does not know quite what to expect when they come face to face at Friday’s weigh-in.

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“We saw each other last night at the First Face Off and there wasn’t a word spoken from him. We’ll see, it might change as he’s making weight and I’m making weight at the weigh-in on Friday, but right now he’s not got much to say.I think we’re both focused on the job.

“For me it’s personal with Josh. It’s a fight that I believe I won. I’m excited to put that right. I still have goals and aspirations of becoming a World Champion, but one step at a time. We’ve got a big fight on Saturday and that’s all I’m focused on.”