Gentle welterweight champion Josh Taylor sounded bitter after successful a 12 spherical break up resolution victory over Jack Catterall.
The boxing world united in outrage as an enormous majority blasted the choice at hand Josh Taylor an inexplicable victory over Jack Catterall on Saturday night time, whereas Boxxer promoter Ben Shalom known as for a direct inquest.
Taylor was dropped within the eighth spherical, whereas each fighters had factors deducted in a bout largely dominated by Catterall, who stormed out of the ring following the announcement.
Josh Taylor (pictured) sounded bitter after successful a 12 spherical break up resolution victory over Jack Catterall
Catterall (left) stormed out of the ring following the announcement of Taylor’s victory to retain his title
The Tartan Twister, making the primary defence of his undisputed super-lightweight championship, was given the nod by two of the judges with scores of 114-111 and 113-112, whereas Catterall was given the opposite 113-112.
‘I don’t care what individuals suppose. I received the struggle,’ Taylor stated.
‘The struggle was shut. No, it wasn’t my finest efficiency, however we all know who received the struggle.’
Taylor (proper) defended his undisputed championship in opposition to Catterall (proper) in Glasgow
The Chorley fighter stays unbeaten and moved to a 27-0 file a lot to many within the crowd in Glasgow’s disbelief.
However Taylor insists Catterall isn’t on his stage as he produced a poor efficiency but nonetheless got here out on high.
‘All of the marquee fights are at 147. Even non-title fights are at 147 are huge fights. I really feel I’ve earned the best to be in large fights now,’ Taylor added.
‘The best way I come up, I took all of the early dangers with the best way I got here up with my profession. I’ve taken all of the dangers. Tonight wasn’t a terrific efficiency. I do know individuals are arising with, ‘Oh, Josh Taylor, that’s a simple struggle.’
Catterall (proper) knocked Taylor (left) down within the eighth spherical of their title struggle in Glasgow
‘Belief me, that was removed from my finest, and once I transfer as much as 147, I’m going to be a monster up there, and I’m going to be even higher than I’m now.
‘On my finest efficiency, Jack Catterall will get nowhere close to me. That was a 60% efficiency from me tonight, however I nonetheless received the struggle.
‘On my finest, he’s by no means going to beat me. That was Jack Catterall’s best-ever efficiency that he’s ever going to supply.
‘That’s not disrespecting to Jack Catterall, however I do know I’m so a lot better than I used to be tonight. At 147, it’s a distinct ballgame for me.’