Josh Taylor and Teofimo Lopez are reportedly set to face one another in a world super-lightweight title bout in the summertime – a lot to Jack Catterall’s dismay.
This has seemingly put to mattress any thought of a right away rematch between Taylor and Catterall, who had been set to satisfy on March 4 following the previous’s controversial cut up determination in February 2022.
Taylor, who was dropped by Catterall of their 12-round thriller, picked up a foot harm in January which led to the eagerly-anticipated combat being postponed.
And based on ESPN, Taylor might now pit his wits towards long-time rival Lopez in Might or June within the UK as an alternative of defending his WBO belt towards Catterall.
Catterall isn’t proud of the information, as he reacted to it on his Instagram story with the duck emoji, suggesting Taylor backed out of the combat.
He additionally took to his Twitter account, the place he merely posted: “Lol.”
The 29-year-old then referred to as out WBC champ Regis Prograis after tweeting, “Let’s go” to the American, who misplaced on factors to Taylor in 2019.
Prograis immediately responded the place he welcomed the prospect of a doable dust-up, as he stated: “I prefer it.”
Former unified light-weight champion Lopez has stepped up a division after dropping his straps to George Kambosos Jr in November 2021.
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The New York native and Taylor have been embroiled in a war of words of late, with Taylor labelling Lopez as a ‘clown’ on Sky Sports.
He said in November: “He is a very good, very skilled fighter, but I do believe that on my night I take him to bits.
“He’s a bit of a clown. He seems to look past his opponents all the time. It’s twice he’s made the same mistake and almost paid the price for it again.
“He thinks he’s God’s gift, and then he comes crashing back down to Earth with a bang.
“Let’s not forget, he did very well to beat [Vasyl] Lomachenko, but he beat a small, injured lightweight that really could make featherweight.”
Lopez bit back, saying to Sky: “I’d tear him up, from the body to the head, he’s not going to know which one I’m going to hurt him with.
“I actually will put him down better than what Catterall did. He won’t come back up, that’s all I can tell you.”
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