Aspiring world champion Jack Catterall to fight under the BOXXER banner after agreeing long-term promotional deal with CEO and founder Ben Shalom.
Super lightweight contender Jack Catterall has signed a long-term contract with BOXXER, further strengthening the promotional company’s impressive and fast-growing stable of fighters.
The announcement also throws up the strong possibility of a mouth-watering rematch between ‘El Gato’ and Josh Taylor, after their explosive February world title bout ended in hugely controversial circumstances back in February.
Catterall appeared to have done enough to dethrone undisputed champion Taylor at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro Arena, only for two of the judges to lean in-favour of the Scotsman and award him a contentious split-decision victory.
BOXXER founder and CEO Ben Shalom revealed the news of the Chorley ace’s capture on Friday morning, and admitted that his priority is now securing his fighter a second shot at the reigning 140lb king.
“What a signing this is for BOXXER. We are truly thrilled. And we all want Jack Catterall to have an amazing career off the back of it and get all the opportunities he deserves.
“Maybe that will be a rematch with Josh Taylor, but whatever happens I think he deserves another world title shot in the very near future.
“I speak to Top Rank and Josh a fair bit. I know he wants the fight, but I also know if there are things getting in the way of a rematch happening, then Jack is not going to hang around.
“For Jack this heralds the start of a new dawn. And, believe me, when I say a storm is coming. You are looking at a future world champion in Jack and a man who is destined to write his name in the history books of British boxing.”
The hard-hitting southpaw sensation is determined to avenge the only blotch on his impressive CV, and admits he can't wait to fly the flag for BOXXER and showcase his talents live on Sky Sports.
“I am thrilled to join BOXXER – I have signed a multi-fight deal and BOXXER has a brilliant platform in Sky Sports,” Catterall said.
“This feels like a fresh start. I’ve kept it all under wraps until now, so I think the news will be a nice surprise for a lot of people, especially those who have been asking me over the past few weeks and months what is happening.
“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 and there isn’t anyone better than Ben (Shalom) and BOXXER to do it alongside.”