JOSH TAYLOR and Jack Catterall both weighed in without issue ahead of their 140-pound clash in Leeds tomorrow evening. A vibrant crowd yelled and jeered as the pair stepped on the scales. 

Both men looked in prime nick as they faced off, chatting with each other. The underlying threat that it might spill over always hummed in the background.

Given his size and age, Josh Taylor, a former undisputed king at this weight, had been expected to move up to welterweight. 

Despite losing to Teofimo Lopez last year, he has remained at super-lightweight and needs a big performance against Catterall, who is still seething from the decision in their 2022 clash.

Leeds, UK: Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall Weigh In ahead of their Super Lightweight Contest tomorrow night. 24 May 2024. Picture By Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing. 

“That’s all the talking done now, I’m fully focused,” said Catterall (above). “Nothing really being said. Handbags really. We’re both ready to fight now.”

Leeds, UK: Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall Weigh In ahead of their Super Lightweight Contest tomorrow night. 24 May 2024. Picture By Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing.

Josh Taylor (above) replied: “Listen, it’s just another fight week, just another fight. Can’t wait for tomorrow. I will look good winning, doing the job.”

Final prediction?

“A comprehensive Josh Taylor win,” said the “Tartan Tornado”.

Full weights:

12 x 3 mins super-lightweight

Josh Taylor (139.6lbs) vs. Jack Catterall (139.8lbs)

12 x 3 mins (vacant) British cruiserweight title

Cheavon Clarke (199.3lbs) vs. Ellis Zorro (198.6lbs)

10 x 3 mins WBA Continental welterweight title

Paddy Donovan (145.4lbs) vs. Lewis Ritson (146.8lbs)

10 x 3 mins lightweight

Gary Cully (134.1lbs) vs. Francesco Patera (134.1lbs)

6 x 3 mins lightweight

Giorgio Visioli (134.1lbs) vs. Sergio Odabai (136.5lbs)

8 x 3 mins middleweight

George Liddard (162.3lbs) vs. Graham McCormack (162.3lbs)

6 x 3 mins super-welterweight

Emmanuel ‘Leli’ Buttigieg (157.6lbs) vs. Anas Isarti (156.8lbs)