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We caught up with Chorley’s rising star Jack Catterall on Monday after a successful defence of his WBO super-lightweight intercontinental title against Tyrone McKenna last month and discuss rumours of clash with British rival Ohara Davies.
It’s been a busy year for you so far, with three wins already, are you managing to take a break from camp?
Yeah, I’ve rested well, I’m training smart. After the last fight I had a good two weeks where I did absolutely nothing and looked after my body. I’ve not picked up any injuries, so that’s good.
You beat Tyrone McKenna, Tyrone Nurse and Thomas Stalker practically in their home towns. Do you prefer fighting at home or away?
It really doesn’t matter to me where the ring is, but I do enjoy going into their own backyard, it makes it a bit sweeter.
Rumours are building of a clash later this year between yourself and Ohara Davies. Is that looking likely at the moment and can you discuss potential dates?
Yes, I’m under the impression that it’s going to be later on this year, most likely October. I’ve agreed everything on my behalf, so I’ve left it to the managers and promoters and hopefully within the next few days we will have a date agreed. This fight could potentially be an eliminator for the WBO world title.
What do you think of Ohara as a fighter and how do you see your fight going?
I see me winning obviously. I don’t think he’s a bad boxer but he’s not a great boxer. He can be awkward with his height and his reach and he obviously has a bit of punch power. I’m not daft, I will look to go in there and take his best attributes away from him and punch his head in.
If the Ohara fight falls through for any reason, is there anyone other fights in particular you want?
Whoever my promoter and managers think will be best for my career. Obviously we have the World Boxing Super Series Tournament now which has taken a lot of the fighters and belts out of reach for the time being. But there is still a lot of good fights in my weight category. I just want to be involved in big meaningful fights and that’s why this [Davies] fight makes sense for me.
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