Jack too good for Szot

Jack Catterall lands a left hook on Krzysztof Szot
Jack Catterall lands a left hook on Krzysztof Szot
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Hot prospect Jack Catterall gave Krzysztof Szot a severe beating, easily outpointing his Polish opponent in his first appearance under the Frank Warren owned Queensberry Promotions.

The Chorley fighter was too fast for Szot landing a number of powerful shots to the body throughout the eight rounds at the Liverpool, OIympia.

Referee Alvin Finch scored the bout 80-72 in favour of Chorley’s Catterall.

The victory improves Catterall’s record to 8-0-0 (4 KO’s) with the young light-welterweight saying : “I enjoyed the fight, I knew he was tough and durable, I picked some nice shots and I really enjoyed it.

“I’m happy with my eight rounds and it was a great learning fight, it’s onto the next one now.”

Catterall last fought in March against Lithuanian Aleksas Vaseris with the 20-year-old knocked out his opponent in the fifth round at the Bowlers Arena, Manchester.

The well travelled Szot was expected to be a tough test for Catterall who was competing in his first eight-round fight of his career.

But the 35-year-old, who now has a record of 18 victories, 13 defeats and one draw was never in the fight with Catterall convincingly winning every round.

Catterall started strongly landing a number of body shots early in the round with Szot acknowledging the more powerful shots with a nod of the head.

The impressive Catterall continued to be the aggressor in the second round, with the southpaw working the body of Szot and finishing the round with two big left hands which bust the nose of the Pole.

Szot started the third coming forward almost swinging himself off his feet with wild right hands but Catterall dealt with it comfortably showing his promising class manoeuvring out of Szot’s range.

As the round progressed, Catterall upped the pace and landed big shots to the temple and nose of Szot which left the Pole in a bloody mess as he made his way to his corner.

Round four was much of the same with Catterall easing off the pressure but still landing good combinations to the body.

Between the rounds renowned trainer Lee Beard encouraged Catterall to the work the body of the durable Szot.

As the fight progessed round’s five and six were almost a mirror image with Szot landing next to nothing and Catterall being the total aggressor boxing on the front foot landing a number of combinations and finishing with a powerful upper cut.

Catterall continued to dominate in the final stages of the fight with the Szot failing to cause any trouble but refusing to go down.

The Pole has only ever been stopped twice in his career and it was shown why throughout the eight rounds.

The final round saw Catterall open up landing big left and right hands to the body and temple of Szot - the Pole sucked up the remaining shots in the final seconds and had no complaints as the points decision was announced by Mark Burdis.

An announcement is expected in the coming weeks when the impressive Catterall will be taking to the ring for his ninth fight in the paid ranks.