Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall’s rivalry ramped up once they engaged in a spiteful face-off earlier than their undisputed title battle.
Taylor defends each main super-lightweight belt towards Catterall in his homecoming battle in Scotland on Saturday evening, stay on Sky Sports activities.
“It was thoughts video games,” Catterall stated after the face-off. “I do not listen.
“[He said]: ‘Are you prepared for Saturday? Are you going to run? Are you going to have a battle?’
“In fact I am not going to run from him. I am ready to go to anyplace attainable to get the win.
“I will meet him within the center. No trouble.”
Catterall’s coach Jamie Moore stated about Taylor’s try and crank up the animosity: “He has tried to get a chew out of him. But it surely is not going to occur.
“It will not have a bearing on the battle.”
Taylor mirrored on the face-off: “How is he going to win? I do not assume he’ll meet me within the centre. I feel he’ll attempt to stroll me onto a shot.
“If he is on the entrance foot, that performs into my arms.
“I’ve studied him diligently. He is an efficient defensive fighter, fairly slick, he can punch onerous, he’s a intelligent fighter.
“This is not a one-sided battle. It is my job to make it a one-sided battle. But it surely’s acquired the makings of a troublesome battle.”
The rivals for the undisputed championship earlier argued at a press convention.
“He is right here to remove what I’ve labored onerous for,” Taylor stated.
“I cleaned out the division however he is getting a shot on the jackpot.”
Taylor’s coach Ben Davison stated about his attributes: “The dimensions of him, he is so quick and sharp, he is robust as nails with a Rolls-Royce engine. He’s the total bundle.
“Josh is outstanding in each space and is a really, very onerous man to beat. He’s unbeatable at 140lbs.”
Josh Taylor will defend his titles towards Jack Catterall in Scotland on Saturday, stay on Sky Sports activities Motion from 7pm and from 8pm on Sky Sports activities Important Occasion.