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Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall report
Who won Taylor vs Catterall?
Josh Taylor beat Jack Catterall by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 26th February 2022 at The SSE Hydro in Scotland.
The scorecards were announced as 112-113, 114-111, 113-112 in favor of winner Josh Taylor.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This contest was for the undisputed super lightweight championship of the world, with the WBC, WBA, IBF & WBO belts on the line.
The undercard featured the clash of Ramirez vs Donovan.
Taylor vs Catterall stats
Josh Taylor stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jack Catterall made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 26 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Taylor had a large advantage in power over Catterall, boosting at 72% knock out percentage over Catterall's 50%.
Josh Taylor was the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Taylor had a height advantage of 3 inches over Catterall.
Both Josh Taylor & Jack Catterall fought out of a southpaw stance.
Taylor was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 9 months later than Catterall, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 57 less professional rounds, 115 to Catterall's 172.
Jack Catterall was ranked number 9 by the WBA, 9 by the WBC and 1 by the WBO in the 140lb division.
Taylor vs Catterall form
Taylor remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jose Carlos Ramirez on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight, WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Apinan Kongsong on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight and IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Regis Prograis on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Ivan Baranchyk on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
He had beat Ryan Martin on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Jack Catterall had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Abderrazak Houya on 28th November 2020 by points in the 10th round at Church House, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Timo Schwarzkopf on 22nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ohara Davies on 6th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Leicester Arena, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Tyrone McKenna on 30th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
He had beat Tyrone Nurse on 21st October 2017 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Lightweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Josh Taylor had been fighting more than Jack Catterall.
Going to this contest, Josh Taylor had last fought 1 year, 10 months and 7 days ago, while Jack Catterall's last outing had been 2 years, 4 months and 1 day ago.
Taylor's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Catterall's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.8 rounds on average.
What time did Taylor vs Catterall start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Taylor vs Catterall?
The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST. The Sky Sports Arena broadcast of the card is expected to start at 8:00 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Taylor vs Catterall?
Josh Taylor was a 7/100 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while Jack Catterall made his way into the ring at 657/100 (+660) with oddsmakers.