Jack Catterall has not shown his full potential yet and has every “weapon” to beat Josh Taylor, according to his trainer Nigel Travis.
Catterall challenges undisputed super lightweight champion, Taylor at the SSE Hydro Arena on February 26, live on Sky Sports.
The 28-year-old, WBO mandatory challenger is undefeated in 26 fights and competes in his maiden world title contest and Travis who will be working his corner alongside head trainer, Jamie Moore believes his charge is yet to display his best.
“I don’t think anyone universally has seen the best Jack Catterall, maybe even us,” Travis told proboxing-fans.com in December.
“Don’t get me wrong, what we see in the gym is amazing, some of the things he does.
“But, doing it in the gym and doing it in the ring on fight night is obviously a different thing and that’s our job to get that out of him, so he performs to the best of his ability and we believe if he does that then he wins.
“I believe we’ve only seen half as good as Jack Catterall can be and he needs to be double to beat Josh Taylor.
“We understand the gravity of the task ahead of him, but it’s no mean feet of what he’s going to do, but we believe he’s got every weapon in his artillery to genuinely dethrone a great champion that Josh Taylor is.
“There’s no demeaning what Josh Taylor’s done, it’s fantastic. It is unheralded for a British fighter and it’s fantastic what he’s done.
“Stylistically, we believe Jack can rip those titles away and take them back to Lancashire and Chorley.”
Catterall stepped aside to enable then-unified champions, Taylor and Ramirez to clash for the undisputed crown in Las Vegas in May, with the Scot wining by unanimous decision.
The 31-year-old, who knocked Ramirez down twice, extended his undefeated record to 18 straight victories and Travis is expecting the pair to trade.
“It was a great fight, fantastic fight,” Travis said of Taylor’s win over Ramirez.
“It was a tough one to score. Don’t get me wrong, I think the knockdowns really obviously swung it in his direction, but it was a cracking fight and Ramirez was hurting him a lot I believe and I believe that’s something that Jack could capitalise on.
“It’s not a blueprint, certainly it’s a matter of him doing his job.”
Watch the full interview with Nigel Travis below: