Josh Taylor’s newest snafu is not any minor one.
It was introduced Saturday that the Scottish junior welterweight champion had suffered a foot damage—a torn plantar fascia—thus forcing a postponement to his scheduled March 4. rematch with England’s Jack Catterall in Glasgow, Scotland.
Taylor and Catterall fought final February in Scotland in an undisputed 140-pound title bout that ended up changing into one other black eye for boxing as a result of many observers felt that Catterall had been robbed of a transparent factors win. That struggle was initially presupposed to happen the earlier December, however Taylor had suffered a knee damage.
There have been much more postponements for the rematch. November was the working date for each events, however ultimately they settled on Feb. 4. However the struggle bought moved to March after Sky Sports activities, the UK broadcaster for the struggle, determined they did not need that struggle to battle with one other pay-per-view occasion that they have been planning across the identical time, a middleweight conflict between Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr. that befell Saturday evening in Manchester. (Smith upset the percentages with a fourth spherical stoppage of Eubank.)
Taylor’s newest impairment figures to place him out of coaching, a lot much less the ring, for as many as eight weeks, based on the fighter. Considering openings within the tv schedule—Sky Sports activities within the UK, ESPN+ within the US—the rematch could not happen for one more a number of months. To get the rematch with Catterall, Josh needed to relinquish three of his 4 140-pound titles.
“Hopefully the rematch—it depends upon the restoration of the damage. It’s a torn tendon on my foot,” Taylor instructed iD Boxing. “It’s not one I can rush the restoration time is simply going to need to take its time. We’re speaking not less than six to eight weeks simply earlier than I get again on my toes, again to coaching, placing any type of strain on my foot.
“It’s very irritating. I used to be fired up for this struggle. I needed to do that struggle. I used to be flying within the health club, every part was good, weight was good, sparring was good, every part was going rather well. After which I bought hit with a hell of a blow, sadly, simply considered one of these items which might be out of my management. These items occur, sadly. Yeah, I’m gutted.”