Jack Catterall defeats Joe Hughes

British boxing’s hottest talent Jack Catterall comprehensively outpointed Malmesbury’s Joe Hughes to retain his WBO Intercontinental Super-Lightweight title and earn himself a shot at the British title. Slick southpaw Catterall dominated for large spells of a gripping encounter against a rough and ready Hughes. Ultimately, undefeated Catterall’s class showed as he took a deserved unanimous decision with scores of 115-113, 117-112 and 117-113.

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Prospect Watch: Jack Catterall

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He is currently one of British boxing’s brightest young up and coming stars, having launched his career to the next level by stopping former Team GB Olympic captain Tom Stalker in 8 rounds last October in Liverpool – and on Saturday night, Chorley’s 22 year old light welterweight Jack Catterall (11-0, 7 ko) looks for his 12th straight professional win when he fights Gabriel Punalef Calpin on the undercard of Terry Flanagan’s world title clash with Jose Zepeda in Manchester.

The talented young fighter was recently selected to join Floyd Mayweather’s camp to provide some southpaw sparring ahead of Floyd’s fight with Manny Pacquiao, and away from the bright lights of Vegas, with his feet back on British soil, Catterall is determined to keep the momentum going with a strong showing on Saturday.

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Interview with Jack Catterall

In the summer of 2012 Liverpool’s Tom Stalker was rated as the world’s number one amateur lightweight and skipper of the Team GB boxing squad at the London 2012 Olympics. Conversely, Chorley’s Jack Catterall was a student at Preston College who’d never ventured past the English ABA quarter-finals.

Two years on, the pair collides for the vacant WBO European light-welter title at Liverpool’s Echo Arena this weekend and, remarkably, the bookies can barely split them.

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