Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall Rematch: Grudge Match Set for Bank Holiday Weekend at Leeds

By Tim Smith - 05/14/2024 - No comments

The countdown is on for the next Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, and boxing fans are in for a treat with one of the sport’s most heated rivalries ready to reach its climax at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday, May 25. The bitter showdown between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall will be streamed live on DAZN in the UK and on ESPN in the U.S.

The hatred between Taylor and Catterall runs deep. Before the two arch-enemies lock horns in Yorkshire, they already started trading insults in an unmissable ‘Fight’ – premiering Monday on Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel at 7 p.m. BST. You can watch it here, as the pair reveal what’s kept their feud simmering for over two years, further stoked by their media tour earlier this year.

YouTube video

Highlights include:

  • Jack Catterall explaining why he thinks Josh Taylor is so “emotional”
  • Taylor pinpointing what annoys him about Catterall and why he wanted this fight next
  • Both fighters revealing what really happened when things turned ugly at previous press conferences earlier this year
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Recap of Their First Fight:

  • In their first fight, Scotland’s Josh Taylor (19-1, 13 KOs) kept his unbeaten record with a controversial split decision victory over Jack Catterall (28-1, 13 KOs) to retain his Undisputed Super-Lightweight crown.
  • Key Moments:
    • Taylor was cut twice by the left eye and floored by Catterall in the 8th round.
    • Taylor was deducted a point for punching after the bell in the 11th round.
    • Catterall was docked a point for holding in the 10th round.
  • Despite Catterall outboxing Taylor for much of the fight, the decision outraged some boxing fans, and the animosity between the two has only grown.

Recent Form:

  • After beating Catterall, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ relinquished his WBC, IBF, and WBA titles due to mandatory orders and then lost his WBO crown to Teofimo Lopez in New York last June.
  • Catterall ended a 15-month absence by outpointing Darragh Foley over ten rounds at the AO Arena in May 2023 before sending Jorge Linares into retirement with a dominant win last October.
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In one of the most anticipated rematches in recent British boxing history, the fierce rivals will clash in a 12-round Super-Lightweight contest on neutral ground at the sold-out First Direct Arena Leeds. Expect plenty of bad blood in the build-up.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024
  • Start Time (USA): 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT
  • Start Time (UK): 10:00 p.m. BST
  • Venue: First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
  • Streaming Details: DAZN (UK) and ESPN (USA)


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