Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall are set to rematch in Glasgow in March Photograph Credit score: Mikey Williams/Prime Rank through Getty Pictures Josh Taylor concedes that he was out of types towards Jack Catterall final February, however has vowed to show an improved efficiency with the pair set to rematch subsequent 12 months.
Taylor climbed off the canvas to edge out Catterall by break up choice and defend his then-undisputed tremendous light-weight crown in February, a verdict which induced a storm of controversy and backlash within the aftermath.
Ben Shalom, who promotes Catterall, confirmed on Thursday to talkSPORT that the pair had signed contracts to satisfy in March, with ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reporting that it is going to be staged on March 4 on the OVO Hydro in Glasgow, the setting for the primary bout.
‘The Tartan Twister’ has since switched trainers changing Ben Davison with Joe McNally, though the Scot doesn’t really feel he has to fully alter his ways to safe a extra complete victory.
“I don’t assume I want to vary an excessive amount of,” Taylor instructed Sky Sports activities Information.
Taylor controversially beat Catterall by break up choice final February Photograph Credit score: Mikey Williams / Prime Rank through Getty Pictures
“It’s no secret the efficiency I placed on final time was horrible, it’s the worst I’ve ever been.
“However a number of that was all the way down to myself. An absence of motivation. An absence of drive and a little bit little bit of complacency creeping in with it as nicely.
“It’s a unique method this time mentally. I’m extra switched on and taking it significantly this time.
“I don’t assume I want to vary an excessive amount of tactically smart, nevertheless it’ll positively be a unique combat.”
Taylor solely holds the WBO title after vacating three belts Photograph Credit score: Mikey Williams / Prime Rank through Getty Pictures
The 31-year-old vacated three of his 4 world titles to make sure a rematch with the Manchester man would proceed with solely the WBO belt at stake when the pair meet simply over a 12 months on.
Taylor had flirted with the thought of shifting up in weight to 147lbs to problem the likes of then-Prime Rank stablemate and present WBO titlist, Terence Crawford.
Nonetheless, the unbeaten champion opted to stay at 140lbs and face his rival once more, a minimum of partially he says to silence the naysayers who felt he was gifted a choice towards ‘El Gato’.
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“I’m displaying that I’ve acquired the mentality of a champion, by doing it off my very own again,” he added.
“I’m doing what all champions do.
“If champions have unhealthy nights, unhealthy performances, true champions at all times wish to rectify their unhealthy performances and put it proper.
Taylor is now educated by Joe McNally Photograph Credit score: @joshtaylorbox1 Instagram
“That is what I’m doing. I’m displaying an actual champion’s mentality and displaying that I’m the higher fighter by placing on a fantastic efficiency and an evening of [a] actual dominant efficiency.
“I didn’t have to do that combat. I acquired the outcome and I might have moved on with my profession, however I’m revisiting it to place all of the doubters to mattress.”