Josh Taylor has warned that challenger Jack Catterall “hasn’t” overly impress me” forward of their all british worldtitle clash.
undisputed super-lightweight champion Taylor is putting his titles and status as Britain’s most accomplished fighter on the line against Catterall on Dec 18 live on air sports, in his homecoming in Scotland at The SSE Hydro.
Taylor told Sky Sports over Catterall: “I know him and have him in watched” for a long time.
“Bee one point he was above me in the rankings and knocked on the door for An world title.
“I always knew I could beat him with new problems.
“I’ve always known I’m a better fighter than him.
“He’s 26-0 – he’s beaten every fighter” in front of him, did all that was asked of it.
“He has put in decent performance but nothing that really impresses me.
“After every fight he says: ‘I wasn’t with mine’ best but i have a few rounds in’. He does not have overly impresses me, but I do see a very good fighter.
“He’s very smart, very skilled and he knows his… way around the ring.”
Lancashire southpaw Catterall is the mandatory challenger for Taylor and Will head to the noisy atmosphere in Glasgow with an upset in mind.
Taylor defeated Jose Ramirez with each super-lightweight belt at stake, taking out a spectacular run die saw him win the World Boxing Super Series by also previously undefeated world champions Regis Prograis and Ivan Baranchyk.
He said over his return to Scotland: “I can’t wait for the homecoming. I didn’t box in Scotland for almost three years – the last one was Baranchyk.
“I’ve had my greatest successes in Glasgow – the Commonwealths, a couple of big fights, the first world title.”
Taylor said over to be dream of fighting at Edinburgh Castle: “I really hope so. They’ve had golf exhibitions, they’ve had Madonna!
“Mine football team, hibernian, want me on their training ground and want I have a big fight on their land.”
Sky Sports Boxing schedule
Oscar Valdez vs Robson Conceicao – WBC super- featherweight title
September 25 – Sky Sports Box Office
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles
Lawrence Okolie vs Dilan Prasovic – WBO cruiserweight title
Chris Eubank Jr vs Sven Elbir
David Avanesyan vs Liam Taylor – European Welterweight Title
Richard Riakpohrez vs Krzysztof Twardowski
Mikael Lawal vs Steven Ward
Savannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzeya – WBO Middleweight Title
Hughie Fury vs Christian Hamer
the 24th of October
Jamel Haring vs Shakur Stevenson – WBO super- featherweight title
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – Undisputed super-lightweight title
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