Jack Catterall too good for Ohara Davies as he stays unbeaten with points victory

Jack Catterall goes on the attack against Ohara Davies
Jack Catterall goes on the attack against Ohara Davies

Jack Catterall took another step towards a world title shot with victory over Ohara Davies in Leicester on Saturday night.

The Chorley super-lightweight star retained his WBO Intercontinental title after prevailing on points after a cagey 12-round contest at the Morningside Arena.

Catterall took the decision 118-110 on one card with with other two judges scoring the fight 115-113.

Victory extended the 25-year-old’s unbeaten professional record to 23-0 as he eyes a future clash with WBO World champion Maurice Hooker.

Davies’ record slipped to 18-2 as he failed to make his mark in a contest that didn’t catch fire as expected, Catterall’s slicker work seeing him take the decision.

"Far from the performance I would of liked, but nevertheless another win and a step in the right direction," he posted on Twitter post-fight.