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Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall:- Results, Scorecard, Highlights

Published 02/27/2022, 8:00 AM EST

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The action-packed showdown between undisputed light-welterweight champion Josh Taylor and the WBO- mandatory challenger Jack Catterall ended on 26 February with a controversial split decision. In the high-profile British blockbuster at jam-packed OVO Hydro stadium, the champion kept his WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO belts.

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The verdict of the fight stunned the boxing world. As soon as the result of the fight was announced on Saturday night, the drama resurfaced on social media platforms.


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Many big names came in the support of the ‘El Gato’s anger. Though the brawl between the challenger and the champion ended, it ignited many more queries.

The spellbinding exchange of leather between the duo

As per the expectations, the most spectacular showdown began with both southpaws touching their lead hand. However, the challenger, being at a disadvantage of height and weight, soon caught the glimpse of the spectators. He dominated the early rounds by crafting a lightning jab.

However, a lethal cross straight on the chin caught the champion by surprise in the initial minute of the first round, clarifying that it will not be an easy go for Josh Taylor.


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However, the champion fought back in the later rounds. He pushed the English back with body combinations. But it was not enough to counter the psychological dominance of ‘El Gato’. In the process of proving worthy of the throne, the duo indulged in a filthy slugfest. This forced referees to deduct their points.

As the rumble went deeper, it became more intense. And in the eighth round, the English knocked ‘The Tartan Tornado’ down with a fatal combination. However, the champion showcased the warrior spirit and fought until the last minute. But he could not find the answer to Catterall’s left hand.

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In the end, the blood and wounds on the champion’s face were clear signs that ‘El Gato’ fought more brilliantly. But the scorecards left the challenger in deep exasperation.

Scorecard of the fight

The scorecard and the verdict of the match clarified why this fight is branded as controversial. The Scottish won the fight via 112-113, 114-111, and 113-112.

The final stats of the pretty intense showdown are:


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ESPN Ringside wrote on Twitter, “Jack Catterall outlanded Josh Taylor in all but one round of their undisputed fight.”


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In the end, it all went well for the champion. But the disappointment came for the superior boxer of the night. Let’s see what happens next. Maybe the duo collide for a rematch in the future.



Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.