Jack Catterall made his fans happy and signed a multi-fight promotional deal with BOXXER. He is happy for the opportunity that has come his way and believes that his best years are still ahead of him. "This feels like a fresh start," said Catterall, as quoted by skysports.
"I fully believe in my ability to go on and capture world titles with BOXXER. I'm still only 29-years-old so I've got some good years ahead of me in the sport. I want to deliver big fights for the fans. "I genuinely believe that those big fights can be delivered through BOXXER and Sky.
It's a huge platform for me to perform on and I am mega excited about it." Adam Smith, head of boxing development at Sky Sports is also happy that Jack will be part of the whole story. "I am absolutely thrilled that Jack is joining the new era of Sky and BOXXER.
This is a major announcement. "I have been a huge admirer of Jack's for years - he has always brought entertainment, passion and will fight anyone. We will get right behind Jack as he aims to become a world champion in the near future."
Ben Shalom on Jack Catterall
BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom hopes that there could be a new match between Catterall and Taylor. "We can hopefully make Catterall-Taylor II," he told Sky Sports. "You saw the reaction on the night.
The rematch had to happen, it was so unfortunate for Jack. "Now we've managed to secure Jack and I think he's an incredible fighter. Regardless of the rematch which is obviously the one that everybody wants and one we'll make, he's an incredible fighter and a future world champion and right now he should be the unified world champion in the 140lb division.
"So we've got a serious fighter on our hands and a serious fight as well." Shalom had words of praise for Josh Taylor who was fair and patient. "Fair play to Josh Taylor. He's allowed belts to go in the meantime, he's waited and he's waited and been insistent that he wants to put this right and he wants to fight Jack Catterall.
He could have easily moved up, he could have easily never fought Jack Catterall again," Shalom said. "It must have been maybe hard for him to get up for that fight, having just unified, had been in such big fights, probably bigger fights on paper and this was a homecoming and maybe he did take his eye off the ball but just delighted that we can look to now make that fight for Jack."