Editor’s Letter: Forget all the pushing and shoving, the real stories can be found in the minds of Taylor and Catterall

Editor's Letter: Forget all the pushing and shoving, the real stories can be found in the minds of Taylor and Catterall

By Matt Christie THE early headlines surrounding the eagerly awaited Josh Taylor-Jack Catterall rematch will be based solely upon what we see and hear. The threats dripping in machismo, the poking and strangling, the perceived injustice of the first fight and the promises of out and out war in the next. For now, it’s all … Read more

Josh Taylor says Jack Catterall “can’t think for himself” and isn’t “the fizziest juice in the fridge”

Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall met face-to-face once again in Edinburgh on Monday (February 19) to announce their April 27 super-lightweight rematch, which will be shown live on ESPN+ in America. Today (February 20), the fighters are due to be in Manchester for the second and final press conference ahead of their respective training camps. … Read more

An Acquired Taste: Is Jack Catterall boring or brilliant, or both?

There is always a backhanded compliment when a boxer is praised for being “exciting” and “fan-friendly.” This usually means that the boxer is vulnerable and easy to hit, often involved in competitive fights that they don’t always win. However, it is also not beneficial for a boxer to win fights convincingly, as this can make … Read more

After announcing his retirement, Jorge Linares describes Jack Catterall as a “much better” fighter than Josh Taylor

THE now-retired Jorge Linares heaped praise on Jack Catterall after losing to the Chorley southpaw in Liverpool last night. Linares, 38, told Boxing News his 56th fight was to be his last. The Venezuelan lost for the fourth time in a row, which means his final victory is now recorded as a fourth-round knockout of … Read more

Jack Catterall picks a winner in the December fight between Devin Haney and Regis Prograis

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 … Read more

BN Verdict: Jack Catterall predictably outpoints Jorge Linares in a fight high on style and technique but lacking in every other area

In what was arguably the most stylish and visually pleasing main event of the year in a British ring, super-lightweight Jack Catterall defeated Jorge Linares tonight in Liverpool by a unanimous decision. The scores were 117-111 and 116-112 (twice). Their performance was impressive and calculated, showcasing technical skill and precision. Every move, feint, and probe … Read more

Finish Me: Jorge Linares and boxing’s unhealthy obsession with old men and unhappy endings

SUCH is the nature of boxing, and the bloodlust of its fans, it is simply not enough to just lose a fight. Ideally, if that’s to be your fate, you should have the decency to do so spectacularly and decisively, perhaps ending the night not upright but instead horizontal, eyes closed, limbs stiff, roused only … Read more