Josh Taylor

Taylor and Catterall clashed at a press conference last month (Picture: Matchroom)

The long-awaited rematch between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall has been postponed after the Scot suffered an injury in training.

Former undisputed super-lightweight champion Taylor sealed a hugely controversial win over Catterall in their first meeting in February 2022.

A rematch was finally agreed earlier this year, scheduled for 27 April in Leeds.

That date has now been pushed back to 25 May as a result of Taylor’s injury.

A statement from Matchroom Boxing said: ‘Josh Taylor has suffered an injury in training and his upcoming fight with Jack Catterall on 27 April has been postponed.

‘The fight will now move to 25 May at the same venue in Leeds, live on DAZN.’

Also confirming the news, Catterall apologised to fans, writing on X: ‘All he’s done is stalled the beating he’s going to get and I promise you all I will rid this guy out of boxing once and for all.’

Josh Taylor v Jack Catterall

Taylor clinched a controversial win in the first fight (Picture: Getty Images)

The two fighters have shared a fierce and bitter rivalry since that controversial night in Glasgow over two years ago when Taylor was awarded a split decision victory to retain his four world titles.

The two repeatedly clashed in press conferences at the end of February with fans now given a little longer to wait before they can settle their differences.

Taylor vacated his IBF, WBA and WBC super-lightweight titles in the aftermath of the first fight.

He lost his remaining world title, the WBO belt, after defeat to Teofimo Lopez in New York last summer.

Catterall has fought twice since that night where he suffered the first defeat of his career, beating Darragh Foley and Jorge Linares last year.

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