Heartbroken Jack Catterall breaks his silence over defeat to Josh Taylor

Jack Catterall claims his dreams were stolen after a controversial split decision saw Josh Taylor retain his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO light-welterweight belts in Glasgow.

By Peter Storey
Sunday, 27th February 2022, 10:24 am

The Chorley fighter put the champion down in the eighth round for a count of eight and looked to have got the better of the Scot over 12 rounds.

The Englishman, and much of the sell-out crowd at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow, were surprised when the judges scored it 113-112 in favour of the Scotsman with the other two judges giving it 114-111 and 113-112 to the 31-year-old champion.

Reacting on Instagram, Catterall claimed two years of work was all for nothing. He said: “You know what hurts the most, it wasn’t for me I done all of this for my family my team my town and country.

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Jack Catterall (left) Josh Taylor both celebrate at the end of the fight

“Sacrificed everything to fight one of the top p4p ranked fighters, gave him a lesson. For what. Boxing shame on you. Judges ???? Dreams stolen.”