The Chorley star will take on Irishman Darragh Foley at the AO Arena in Manchester on May 27. The fight will be Catterall’s first since signing with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing as he looks to work himself into a position for a world title opportunity.
Foley, 34, has won 22 of his 27 fights as a professional and heads to Manchester on the back of stunning third round knockout win over Robbie Davies Jnr in Liverpool last month. The fight will be part of the undercard for the rematch between big-punching Mexican Mauricio Lara and Nottingham’s Leigh Wood for the WBA World featherweight title, live on DAZN.
Here's everything you need to know About Jack Catterall vs Darragh Foley.
When is Jack Catterall vs Darragh Foley?
Date: Saturday, May 27
Time: 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT.
The fight will be held at the AO Arena Manchester in Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
The court of public opinion has been kind to Catterall throughout this whole affair. The vast majority of fight fans thought he did enough to beat Taylor when a split decision verdict was given against him. But the way the result has defined his career since that fateful night in Glasgow has not been helpful for his legacy. Nobody remembers an uncrowned champion when their career is over. The 29-year-old from Chorley needs to get his act together and start proving his credentials in the ring, rather than in the public discourse.
While Taylor is navigating away from ‘El Gato’ and into a pay-per-view worthy collision, Catterall meets 22-4-1 Darragh Foley in his comeback. In an ideal world, Jack’s first fight in a year would have been used to remind people of his world class credentials. To emphasise that it should have been him, not Teofimo Lopez, getting a shot at Taylor. With all due respect to Foley, all evidence suggests he will offer little resistance here. Catterall getting some rounds in with an opponent who is there to get knocked over is hardly going to increase the clamour for a second go-round with Taylor.
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