Josh Taylor promises fireworks for homecoming clash against Catterall

Josh Taylor is making the first defence of his four world titles as undisputed champion at junior welterweight against Jack Catterall.

After Josh Taylor won the undisputed junior welterweight title last May, he wanted to defend all four belts, and do it in front of the Scottish faithful.

He will get that homecoming opportunity Saturday against WBO No.1 contender Jack Catterall at a sold-out OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.

Taylor and Catterall are fighting for all four world championships - the first time the UK will witness a fight of his magnitude at junior welterweight.

Taylor - who has defeated Jose Ramirez, Regis Prograis and Viktor Postol - is returning to the location that he won his Commonwealth Gold at in 2013.

The Tartan Tornado believes there are levels between himself and his Engish opponent and is excited to showcase it on Saturday night.

"I'm sharp, I'm fast, I'm quick. I can't wait to get in there and dismantle him in every single department of the game.

"I can't wait to get in there and put on a real top performance Saturday. A real homecoming, first time I've been here in a couple of years now. I'm back home.

"The fans have been starving for a big night for a couple of years, and I'm determined to put on a good show, keep the belts here, and keep bringing big boxing back to Scotland."

"Glasgow, the people of Glasgow, the people of Scotland, it's been my home since the Commonwealth Games. I get a great reception every time I'm here. The belts are staying here. There's no defeating me at the Hydro on Saturday."

Away fighter expecting jeers

Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall

Catterall goes into the fight not only as the huge underdog but also as the away fighter.

The Englishman admits he is expecting to get some stick from Scottish fans on his arrival to the ring but Catterall has claimed he will use it to his advantage.

"I'd be disappointed if I didn't get booed on Saturday. If Josh were coming to Chorley, he'd certainly be getting booed, so I expect the same thing coming up here. You know what, I'm all for it. This is his town. This is his people. Support your man. I'm coming up here as the enemy. It is what it is."

"I'm preparing for a hard fight, a long fight, a tough fight. I can't go into detail on the specifics of what we're planning on doing in the fight, but I've certainly prepared for anything and everything."

"I've got to go above and beyond for this fight. Everything I've done in all my previous fights means nothing. I've got to go and put on a career-best performance to beat Josh on Saturday.

"Josh is at the top of his game - he's got all the belts - so I've got to fight with everything on Saturday. Believe me when I say I'm prepared to go to the darkest places possible to come home with that victory."

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