JACK CATTERALL remains determined to settle a score with Josh Taylor, but he also prioritizes his dream of becoming a world champion.
The business at 140lbs will pick up with Regis Prograis defending his WBC super-lightweight title against Devin Haney in San Francisco on December 9. Meanwhile, Teofimo Lopez, the WBO champion, has yet to make his next move, and Subriel Matias, the IBF titlist, could potentially face his mandatory challenger Shohjahon Ergashev on the David Benavidez-Demetrius Andrade undercard on November 25. Moreover, if Catterall’s former opponent Ohara Davies hopes to secure a shot at WBA holder Rolando Romero, he must first overcome Venezuelan warhorse Ismael Barroso.
Following his comfortable victory over Jorge Linares, Catterall outlined his post-fight plans to the media. While a rematch against Josh Taylor takes priority, he also provided his opinion on the Prograis vs Haney fight.
“It’s an interesting fight,” Catterall commented. “I still lean towards Regis as he’s the more solid 140 fighter. He carries a lot of power. Haney appears to be larger for the weight, so it’ll be intriguing to see how he adjusts moving up.”
Catterall also paid tribute to Linares, who announced his retirement after his fourth successive defeat. This expected loss marked the first time a British fighter had defeated him, as he had previously beaten Kevin Mitchell, Anthony Crolla (twice), and Luke Campbell.
“I wish him all the best in retirement,” Catterall expressed. “I’ve been a fan for the last 10-15 years. When the fight was announced, as I told (manager) Sam [Jones] and (trainer) Jamie [Moore], I had nothing but respect for his accomplishments in the sport. It’s an honor to finish his career in Liverpool tonight with me.”