Josh Taylor-Jack Catterall set for December 18 in Glasgow

Josh Taylor-Jack Catterall set for December 18 in Glasgow Taylor now holds every legitimate title available in the 140-pound division. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images 01 Sep by Tris Dixon Josh Taylor will defend his undisputed junior welterweight championship against Jack Catterall on December 18. They clash at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland and the fight will be televised in the U.K. as part of a new deal on Sky Sports as the broadcaster changes direction following Matchroom’s departure to DAZN. Sky also announced deals with Caroline Dubois and Wasserman Boxing, who will be bringing Chris Eubank Jr. to Sky Sports Boxing. “I’m absolutely buzzing,” said Ring champion Taylor. “I can’t wait to get back to the Hydro, my second home, and put on a show for everyone. “The [Jose] Ramirez fight was kind of tainted and tarnished for because I couldn’t take my family, friends and fanbase with me. So it doesn’t go down as my best memory or achievement because there was no one there to share it with me.” Catterall, 28, is unbeaten and the WBO’s mandatory challenger but Taylor has made the headlines with the new deal. “There’s still plenty more fights in me,” said the Scotsman. “I could retire today and be half content, but six months or a year down the line I’d realise I could have done more. I’d be retiring with regret. I want to create more history and achieve more greatness. It would be brilliant to be a two-weight world champion.” The Sky announcement revealed Eubank will face Sven Elbir on October 2 at Wembley Arena on a bill that also features David Avanesyan and Richard Riakporhe. GET THE LATEST ISSUE AT THE RING SHOP (CLICK HERE) or Subscribe Share this story Ratings | View All Top 6 Pound for Pound 1 2 3 4 5 6 Trending Boxer Jeanette Zacarias dies from in-ring injuries at age 18 Oscar Valdez-Robson Conceicao fight to proceed despite positive test Trainer Tony Sims on Conor Benn and his future Josh Taylor-Jack Catterall set for December 18 in Glasgow Adrian Granados plans to teach Conor Benn a lesson Schedule | View All 04Sep Mauricio Lara vs. Josh Warrington; Katie Taylor vs. Jennifer Han (DAZN) 10Sep Oscar Valdez vs. Robson Conceicao (ESPN+) 11Sep Oscar De La Hoya vs. Vitor Belfort (Fite.tv) Instagram Facebook RingTV Official Product Shop Now!

Josh Taylor-Jack Catterall set for December 18 in Glasgow

Josh Taylor-Jack Catterall set for December 18 in Glasgow

Taylor now holds every legitimate title available in the 140-pound division. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images
01
Sep
by Tris Dixon

Josh Taylor will defend his undisputed junior welterweight championship against Jack Catterall on December 18.

They clash at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland and the fight will be televised in the U.K. as part of a new deal on Sky Sports as the broadcaster changes direction following Matchroom’s departure to DAZN.

Sky also announced deals with Caroline Dubois and Wasserman Boxing, who will be bringing Chris Eubank Jr. to Sky Sports Boxing.

“I’m absolutely buzzing,” said Ring champion Taylor. “I can’t wait to get back to the Hydro, my second home, and put on a show for everyone.

“The [Jose] Ramirez fight was kind of tainted and tarnished for because I couldn’t take my family, friends and fanbase with me. So it doesn’t go down as my best memory or achievement because there was no one there to share it with me.”

Catterall, 28, is unbeaten and the WBO’s mandatory challenger but Taylor has made the headlines with the new deal.

“There’s still plenty more fights in me,” said the Scotsman. “I could retire today and be half content, but six months or a year down the line I’d realise I could have done more. I’d be retiring with regret. I want to create more history and achieve more greatness. It would be brilliant to be a two-weight world champion.”

The Sky announcement revealed Eubank will face Sven Elbir on October 2 at Wembley Arena on a bill that also features David Avanesyan and Richard Riakporhe.