One of the most anticipated boxing rematches of 2023 will take place when Jack Catterall seeks revenge against Josh Taylor following one of the most controversial decisions seen in a British ring in recent years.
Most clear-eyed observers felt Catterall should have been rewarded for a largely dominant display against Taylor in February 2022 by becoming the undisputed light welterweight champion of the world in Glasgow, only for the decision to go against him.
“I should have been waking up with all of the belts,” Catterall said afterwards, describing the state of the sport as shameful and rueing his “dreams stolen”. He added: “Sacrificed everything to fight one of the top p4p ranked fighters, gave him a lesson. For what?”
Here is the full rundown of the schedule for the second fight between the pair with details on start times, odds and more.
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When is Taylor vs Catterall 2?
This is how the fight is scheduled so far, according to ESPN. These details will be updated when they become available.
- Date: Saturday, March 4
- Start time: TBC ET | TBC GMT | TBC AEDT
- Main card: TBC ET | TBC GMT | TBC AEDT
- Main event: TBC ET | TBC GMT | TBC AEDT
Taylor vs Catterall 2 will reportedly take place on Saturday, March 4. The details of the prelims and main card are yet to be confirmed.
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How to watch Taylor vs Catterall 2
- TV channels/live stream: Sky Sports, ESPN
The prelims and main card for the first fight between Taylor and Catterall were shown on Sky Sports and ESPN+ streaming service. Full details of the broadcast arrangements for the rematch will be published here when they become available.
Taylor vs Catterall price: How much does Taylor-Catterall 2 cost?
Details are yet to be confirmed and will be published here when they become available.
Where is Taylor vs Catterall 2?
The fight will reportedly take place at the OVO Hydro Arena in Glasgow — the same setting where the first bout was held.
Taylor vs Catterall odds for boxing rematch
Taylor was an overwhelming favourite to win the first fight, and while he is still comfortably odds-on to retain his titles, bookmakers evidently don’t believe the bout is as much of a foregone conclusion this time.
SkyBet have Taylor at 1/2, Catterall at a far shorter 6/4 and the draw as the outside bet at 16/1.
FanDuel price Taylor at -240 and Catterall at +186.
Josh Taylor record and bio
- Nationality: British
- Born: January 2, 1991
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 69.5 inches
- Total fights: 19
- Record: 19-0 with 13 wins via knockout
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Jack Catterall record and bio
- Nationality: British
- Born: July 1, 1993
- Height: 5-7
- Reach: 67 inches
- Total fights: 27
- Record: 26-1 with 13 wins via knockout
Taylor vs Catterall 2: Fight card
The full card will be available on this page as fights are announced.
Has Taylor vs Catterall been rescheduled?
A rematch was in the running for November then reportedly postponed from February 4 because of a scheduling decision.
ESPN said that executives did not want another event so soon after the all-British bout between Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Smith on Sky Sports pay-per-view on January 21.
Taylor has suggested since the first fight that the rematch will take place at a catchweight.
What happened in the first fight?
Reigning champion Taylor had won all of the belts in the division against Jose Ramirez in 2021 and was not expected to face significant problems on home canvas against Catterall.
The unbeaten underdog, though, bossed the first half of the fight and knocked Taylor down in the eighth, leaving many believing that a shock was certain unless Catterall was floored.
Compubox stats showed that Catterall had outlanded Taylor 120-73, so it was a surprise when the scorecards read 113-112 Catterall, 114-111 Taylor, 113-112 Taylor.
Taylor-Catterall scoring controversy
Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Catterall’s MP in Chorley, is the Speaker of the House of Commons. He referred the judging to police, telling Sportsmail: “Everyone is disgusted by what’s happened — it brings the sport into disrepute.
“I have to question why the judges got it so wrong. I have already sent a letter to the police. I have spoken to Nadine Dorries, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and the Minister for Sport, Nigel Huddleston. They are both looking into this.
“I also believe that something seriously went on here — whether it was undue influence, one must question why.”
The British Boxing Board of Control acted in March to downgrade Ian John-Lewis, the judge who scored the bout 114-111 to Taylor, from an A Star Class to an A Class Official.
“While the Board were satisfied that Mr. John-Lewis’ scorecard did not affect the overall result of the contest, the Stewards of the Board did have issue with his margin,” it said in a statement.
“Finally, the British Boxing Board of Control have contacted the WBO, WBC, IBF and WBA supporting Jack Catterall to be made mandatory challenger for each or all Championship Sanctioning Bodies.”
Catterall offered a terse reaction to the statement. “Not good enough,” he responded on social media.
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