Taylor aims to put Catterall rivalry 'to bed' after 'off night' in 2022

The rivals meet again on Saturday more than two years after their first fight that took place in 2022.

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Josh Taylor is aiming to put his rivalry with Jack Catterall “to bed” when the pair meet again this weekend.

The Scottish boxer won a controversial points decision to retain the super-lightweight titles after their last fight that took place at the Glasgow Hydro in 2022.

However, many commentators and fans believed that Catterall was robbed and deserved to win on the night.

A long awaited rematch will take place at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday after numerous delays and setbacks stopped it taking place earlier.

And Taylor, who no longer holds any belts, insists he will prove that the last fight was nothing more than an “off night”.

Speaking on Thursday he said: “It’s just another fight and a fight that I’m looking forward to putting all this to bed and moving on with my career and proving that the last time was just an off night.

“I’m looking forward to Saturday now, can’t wait. I still feel that I’m at the top of the game. And on Saturday I take care of business and get back into the picture for winning my titles back.”

The Edinburgh fighter suffered an eye injury in March causing delays to the scheduled rematch.

He lost his WBO title after suffering defeat to Teofimo Lopez in New York last summer after vacating the rest of his belts before that bought.

However, despite no belts up for grabs, Taylor and Catterall will both be keen to win on Saturday with no love lost between the pair since their original contest.

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