Josh Taylor warned that Jack Catterall is ‘my enemy’ as he hinted about ruthless intentions for his English rival in their undisputed super-light-weight title combat.
The Scotsman defends his WBC, IBF, WBA and WBO belts in opposition to Catterall in a major homecoming clash at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow on February 26, reside on Sky Athletics.
Taylor was thanks to face Catterall this thirty day period, but experienced to reschedule the bout due to a knee damage, and is now channelling all his aggression towards the WBO obligatory challenger.
“I have obtained a ton of regard for Jack, he appreciates that. Vice versa, he is received a good deal of regard for me, but as of now, he is my enemy. I detest his guts,” mentioned Taylor at their press meeting in Edinburgh.
“I am completely ready to go out of here and struggle him.
“I’m not his buddy now, but obtaining reported that, I’ve bought a whole lot of respect for him.
“Receiving in the direction of the combat, the mindset variations to Jack now. I’m just all set to get in there presently. If the battle was upcoming week, I’d be ready.”
Taylor has been joined with a upcoming fight towards American star Terence Crawford, but the 30-calendar year-aged insists he is purely centered on the menace posed by Catterall.
“I’ve got plans and ambitions to turn into a two-excess weight planet winner, which is what I want to do at the time I just take treatment of Jack, and do it in fantastic vogue, which is what I believe I am going to do,” mentioned Taylor.
“I am going to transfer up to welterweight and obstacle for a belt up there and grow to be a two-pounds winner up there, but I take all that with a pinch of salt.
“I’ve acquired a huge fight below. Jack is in front of me, he’s trying to choose my belts, and if it will not go nicely, which is all that out of the window.
“All that, forget about that. I hope most people stops inquiring me about what’s occurring up coming. Jack Catterall is going on future.”
Catterall is using a sizeable move up in class, despite the fact that the unbeaten Chorley boxer firmly believes he will pull off a beautiful victory.
“Every thing has bought to go suitable,” he claimed.
“Each individual box will be ticked occur combat evening. There will be no excuses on my side.
“I earn by turning up to Glasgow, February 26, and becoming Jack Catterall.
“It doesn’t issue to me even so all those belts arrive again. I can go up there and I can halt Josh, happy days. Defeat him on details, all superior.”
But Taylor, with 13 stoppages in 18 wins, has recommended that he is able of inflicting a punishing defeat on Catterall.
“We’ll see what comes. If the stoppage is there, we’ll acquire it.
“I am a superior finisher. When anyone is hurt, I am going to take it, but I’m not likely to go out seeking for it.
“As very long as I get the W, which I feel I will, and the belts stay below. They are not likely anyplace.”
Sky Sports Boxing program
Sunday December 12 – Top rated Rank in New York
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
Jared Anderson vs Oleksandr Teslenko
Nico Ali Walsh
Sunday December 18 – Best Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles
Saturday January 29 – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin – IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles
Saturday February 19 – BOXXER in Manchester – Sky Athletics Box Business office
Amir Khan vs Kell Brook
Saturday February 26 – Top Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight titles