Knee injury forces Josh Taylor to postpone homecoming world title defence

The fight, originally pencilled in for December 18, will now take place in February...

Josh Taylor's world junior welterweight title fight with Jack Catterall has been postponed until next year.

Taylor was scheduled to meet Englishman Catterall in Glasgow on December 18 but the Scot has suffered a knee injury in training.

The fight will now take place on February 26, 2022 at the same OVO Hydro venue.

Taylor said: "I'm gutted I won't be able to defend my title on December 18 as originally planned, but I wanted to make sure I was 100 per cent healthy to give my incredible fans the show they deserve.

"This homecoming has been a long time in the making, and it will be worth the wait. I will see everyone on February 26."

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Taylor currently holds all four major world titles after unifying the division against Jose Ramirez in May.

He has been on an incredible run which also includes victories over Regis Prograis and Viktor Postol.

Catterall, who took a side-fee to allow Taylor to fight Ramirez, is 26-0 and last fought in a tune-up bout against Abderrazak Houya in November.

Ticket and undercard information will be announced at a later date. The bout will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports and streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.

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