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Exclusive: Jack Catterall believes he is ready to shine against Josh Taylor

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Scotland’s Josh Taylor will be looking to send out a statement to the super lightweights when he fights Viktor Postol in a WBC final eliminator at the Hydro in Glasgow on June 23rd.

It’s a risky move for Taylor who has only had 12 professional fights. ‘The Iceman’ is 34-years-old and comes with a vast experience he has gained from his 30 professional contests. His only defeat came at the hands of Terence Crawford.

The winner of the fight will face Jose Ramirez for the WBC world title.

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Catterall fights this Saturday which should merely be a warm up before a big fight against the likes of Terry Flanagan or potentially Josh Taylor.

‘El Gato’ wasn’t sure on a fight prediction, but wished Taylor well in his fight.

He told Ringnews24.com:

“I wish Josh all the best; he’s a brilliant fighter. He’s a younger fighter who’s coming through now whose really good. He won’t be taking Viktor Postol lightly.

“I’ve not watched the last couple of fights of Viktor. I can’t really give a prediction but I hope Josh does well in the fight. “

Catterall believes he is ready to step in the ring against Taylor and believes in his own ability.

“100 percent [ready], I believe in my ability. I want to be involved in these fights to be able to see where I am at. I believe I’m more than ready.”

With Taylor within touching distance of a world title, Catterall would prefer a belt on offer should they meet.

“The fight makes sense for the world title.

“Again, like the Terry [Flanagan] fight. If I can put myself in the position where Terry has to fight me or Josh has got a world title and that fights proposed – it makes more sense to fight them if one of them has got a world title.”

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