Jack Catterall Believes Josh Taylor Has Already Hit His Ceiling As A Boxer

Jack Catterall

Jack Catterall believes Josh Taylor has already hit his ceiling as a boxer and he expects to prove that on Saturday.

Catterall and Taylor are set to fight in a highly-anticipated rematch, but Catterall admits he is worried if Taylor will even show up to the fight.

“The most frequent question I get asked, I’ve come out of a commercial gym this morning and a bloke said to me, ‘All the best, but I don’t think it happens’,” Catterall said (h/t BoxingScene). “I said, ‘I bloody hope so. It’s only a few days away.’ People are not confident Josh makes it to the ring. That’s what I’m getting asked. As many tickets as we’ve done, as many people are coming to support, people keep asking, ‘Is Josh gonna turn up?’ So, I hope so.”

If the fight does happen, Catterall is confident he will cruise to a lopsided win. Taylor is coming off a lackluster decision loss to Teofimo Lopez which the Brit says was a poor performance from Taylor.

“Poor,” he said, asked to describe Taylor’s performance. “I was doing interviews leading up to the fight and I picked Josh to win the fight, for me, with how Teofimo was acting before the fight [erratically], he wasn’t there emotionally but proved us wrong. I thought he [Taylor] looked ‘shot’. Three or four rounds in, his legs were gone. He was falling short consistently throughout the fight. He couldn’t gauge the distance and I thought Teo had his way with him.”   

Not only does Jack Catterall think Josh Taylor looks shot, but he believes Taylor has already hit his ceiling as a boxer.

“I’ve said it and I believe that, I believe Josh has touched the ceiling and make no mistake, I’m preparing for the Josh that beat Ramirez, that was on form and ran through the division and won all the titles, that’s the Josh I’m expecting on fight night,” Catterall said. “But, on the same hand, I think he’s had a lot of tough fights, he’s a couple of years older than me and I do feel he’s touched the ceiling.”

Jack Catterall enters the bout as slight -130 favorite to defeat Josh Taylor.

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