Cat Pacs a punch

Jack Catterall
Jack Catterall
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Jack Catterall is hoping to have handed boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jnr a vital edge ahead of the American’s mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday.

The rising Chorley star has been helping the five-division world champion’s preparations by sparring with him in Las Vegas.

The unbeaten 21-year-old from Chorley – the current WBO Intercontinental Light-Welterweight Champion – has had the task of replicating the Filipino star’s left-handed style.

“Coming out here to spar with Mayweather has been like coming out of school and going straight to university,” said Catterall.

“It’s been an unbelievable opportunity to share a ring with one of the greatest fighters of all time in the build-up to arguably the biggest fight of all time,”

“I’ve had to distance myself from the admiration that I hold for Mayweather when I’m sparring and remember that I’m out here to do a job and that’s help get him ready for Pacquaio.

“As a young boxer, you can’t buy the experience that I’ve gained from sparring with Mayweather – it’s invaluable, and will bring my career on no end.”