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Undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor is set to lace up the gloves on Saturday to defend his four world championships against mandatory contender Jack Catterall at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow (2 p.m. ET, ESPN+). Taylor, who has been no stranger to dangerous fights in his rise to the top of the 140-pound division, is hoping this defense will help him to set up a move to welterweight and a shot at big names such as Terence Crawford and Errol Spence.
Before moving on to more prestigious fights, Taylor (18-0, 13 KO) has to handle business against WBO mandatory challenger Catterall (26-0, 13 KO).
Catterall had earned his shot at the WBO belt when the sanctioning body ordered a fight with then-WBO and WBC champion Jose Ramirez in 2019. Instead, Ramirez would go on to instead to face his WBC mandatory, Viktor Postol. Still in line for a shot at Ramirez, Catterall took step-aside money to allow Ramirez and Taylor to fight in a four-belt unification, which Taylor won by narrow unanimous decision.
Now, having waited for more than two years, Catterall gets his chance to become world champion. His patience is also rewarded in getting a rare shot at an undisputed champion.
On returning to Scotland after two fights in London and one in Las Vegas, Taylor added: “It has a special place in my heart. It’s where my home is, where I have had most of my success.
“I am delighted to be back at home and provide the fans with hopefully another successful night. I am relaxed. I have done everything in my power to be in the best shape possible.”
Taylor’s trainer Ben Davison has urged his charge not to lean too heavily on the passionate home fans at the start of the fight.
“If I am being completely honest, I think it is important that in the very early stages of the fight that Josh doesn’t use the crowd to a degree,” Davison told Sky Sports News.
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“I think it’s important that he is patient, takes his time and breaks Jack down. Then as he starts going through the gears, really start using that crowd.
“If he does what he needs to do and sticks to the plan, there is potential for an absolute showcase performance