Jack Catterall, the challenger for the Super-Lightweight World Title, squares off against the versatile champ, Jorge Linares. The battleground? The M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool. You can catch all the action live on DAZN, no matter where you are in the world.
Catterall, armed with 27 victories and just one setback, is keen to erase the memory of his controversial loss to Josh Taylor in 2022. ‘El Gato’, as he’s known, is champing at the bit to take on ‘The Tartan Tornado’ once more and is even eyeing the victor of the speculated clash between Devin Haney and Regis Prograis, provided he emerges victorious against Linares.
After a sabbatical of 15 months from the ring, Catterall marked his return with a convincing victory over Darragh Foley, demonstrating his readiness to join the big league once again.
Linares, on the other hand, is already a household name among UK boxing enthusiasts. With a record of 47 wins and 8 losses, including some notable victories on UK soil, he’s proved his skills time and again. Now, the former champ across Featherweight, Super-Featherweight, and Lightweight is all set to carve a niche in the buzzing 140lbs division. His goal? To extend his winning streak in the UK while simultaneously derailing Catterall’s World Title ambitions.
As the fight draws closer, both fighters have nothing but respect for each other. Catterall acknowledges Linares as a “living legend”, while Linares reciprocates the admiration, promising a remarkable performance that would serve as a boxing masterclass for Catterall.
The hype surrounding this clash extends beyond the fighters, with boxing heads like Eddie Hearn, Sam Jones, and Robert Diaz throwing their weight behind the event. Alfie Sharman, VP of DAZN, anticipates that a decisive win for Catterall against Linares could set the stage for a riveting lineup of fights in 2024.
So, mark your calendars for October 21 as these two warriors take center stage at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena.