Taylor vs Catterall 2: Weigh-in results from Leeds as British stars prepare to SETTLE THE BEEF

Taylor vs Catterall 2 is officially set – we have ourselves A FIGHT as these two British star prepare to settle their long-standing beef.

On Saturday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England these two super-lightweight stars will finally run back their acrimonious first meeting some 819 days on from that stormy night in Glasgow in February 2022.

That night it was Taylor claiming the spoils via a very disputed decision, despite being knocked down and most pundits feeling Catterall had done enough to get the nod.

The aftermath of that showdown was chaotic with the scoring even being raised in the House of Commons. Taylor and his family were subjected to sustained abuse.

Two years on, the beef remains but the score is about to be settled in front of a sellout crowd of 11,000 on Saturday night (live on DAZN in the UK and ESPN in the United States).

Taylor vs Catterall 2 weights

On Friday in central Leeds the two men took to the scales to officially weigh in – and it was good news.

Taylor, despite fears he might be tight at the 140lbs weigh limit, came in at 139.6lbs looking absolutely shredded and ready to go. Catterall came in ever so slightly heavier at 139.8lbs.

What is at stake?

In terms of titles there is nothing riding on this one – unlike the first meeting when taylor was the undisputed super-lightweight world champion. But arguably this meeting carries even greater importance.

Both men come in at something of a crossroads – if Taylor loses that is two defeats on the spin following his loss to Teofimo Lopez last year. If the worst happens, there are serious questions about where ‘The Tartan Tornado’ goes next.

As for Catterall, if he fails for a second time to slay the mighty Scot, how badly will that harm his hopes of becoming a world champion one day soon?

What time does the fight start?

Ring walks for the main event are expected to take place at 11pm UK on Saturday May 25 (midnight CET, 6pm Eastern Standard Time, 3pm PST).