Jack Catterall confirms rematch clause for Josh Taylor undisputed clash

Jack Catterall has confirmed that Josh Taylor has a rematch clause in case of defeat in their undisputed clash.

The pair will meet in a clash for all the marbles at super-lightweight later this month at the Hydro Arena in Scotland.

And Taylor will look to complete the first defence of all his belts, against a tough test with the Englishman undefeated in 26 fights.

But the 28-year-old has confirmed that a rematch clause will be in place for Taylor if he is defeated in his home city later this year.

"From my understanding, in the contract situation the champion has a rematch clause," Catterall told Mirror Fighting . "But the challenger will not have a rematch clause, so once I beat Josh I will be open to the rematch if he activates the clause.

"I don't see why we couldn't make the fight in England next year, but that is all agreed and I know about the rematch clause.

"I believe it is another massive fight for the UK and Great Britain, but we will have to see what happens on December 18th.

A meeting for the undisputed belts was confirmed after Taylor defeated Jose Ramirez this year to earn a place in history as Scotland's first undisputed champion.

But Catterall has been frustrated for over a year, after he accepted the step-aside to allow the fight to happen.

During his time waiting for his first world-title shot, he has defeated Abderrazak Houya in a tune-up fight as he looked to keep busy.

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And despite the period of adversity, Catterall is now ready to cause an upset on enemy soil during the Christmas period.

I stepped-aside for Josh to fight Jose Ramirez and I was at that fight," Catterall continued. "There was a lot of stuff on social media about him stepping up to 147 to take on Terence Crawford, but I am glad the fight is finally across the line.

"It has been a frustrating 18 months, but I have been in the gym all year and I have been training for a while and am putting pieces of the puzzle together and will be starting sparring.

"Since 2019 I have been chasing the WBO belt after being made mandatory with the belts being passed around, and now Josh has ended up with them.

"I am 28 now and I am fighting the top boy in the division and it is a great test for myself, and the previous fights have been difficult to match in terms of risk and reward.

"But I now have the bit between my teeth and I am ready to go in December being just ten weeks out now."

Taylor has been linked with future showdowns with Terence Crawford and Teofimo Lopez if he can progress beyond Catterall.

But the Chorley fighter remains confident of unleashing a career-best performance to derail any potential double-undisputed clash with Lopez.

Although Taylor has spoken heavily around the undisputed lightweight champion, labelling him a s***house".

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