The eagerly-anticipated rematch between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and Ireland on February 4 in Glasgow, sources tell proboxing-fans.com.
Taylor and Catterall are set to meet again after their highly-controversial first fight which saw Taylor retain his then-undisputed super lightweight titles by split decision.
The verdict caused outrage online and prompted Taylor to vacate all but his WBO crown in order to ensure the Catterall fight takes place again, with the bout set to be staged on February 4.
ESPN’s Mike Coppinger first reported that the rematch would be on February 4.
We understand that Taylor will get home advantage again at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow, the setting for the first meeting, despite talk of the rematch heading to Catterall’s hometown of Manchester.
We also understand the fight will be aired on pay-per-view in the UK on Sky Sports Box Office, although a price is unknown at this stage.
The first fight was on Sky Sports in the UK and ESPN in the US.
‘The Tartan Tornado’ had suggested that he would move up in weight immediately after their first fight, but he has since reversed that decision.
The 31-year-old has also switched up his training team, parting ways with coach Ben Davison and linking-up with Joe McNally, who trains Liam Smith amongst others.
“I’ve got absolutely no doubt that I can stop him and I’ve got absolutely no doubt that I’m going to beat him, and beat him really well this time,” Taylor told Sky Sports.
“I’m going to really, really do a good number on him.
“I just feel that on my A-game he gets nowhere near me. I am very confident in a really good performance this time.
“I feel good and I feel nice and sharp, and this time I’ve got the motivation. I never had the motivation, the drive, the determination and the focus last time.
“I prepared miserably and it told in the performance, so this time around there’s none of that. There’s no lack of motivation or lack of focus, it’s completely dialled in, so I’m looking forward to getting into it.”
Catterall like his rival has not fought since their meeting last February where he suffered his first professional defeat.
The 29-year-old was the WBO mandatory challenger but stepped aside to allow Taylor to face Jose Ramirez last May in which he claimed the undisputed crown.
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“I wouldn’t say my motivation dipped after the fight, if anything it put the fire back in my belly,” he told Sky Sports.
“I dipped my toes in a world title fight for the first time, I didn’t get the nod but I certainly know I can hang with them in world title fights and I intend to go and be a force there.
“I want to test myself and see how good I can be in the sport of boxing.”