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Josh Taylor v Jack Catterall, scorecards, robbery, investigation launched

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Josh Taylor v Jack Catterall, scorecards, robbery, investigation launched

British boxing authorities have released an investigation into the scoring that permitted Josh Taylor to retain his titles as undisputed tremendous-lightweight planet champion with a controversial victory over Jack Catterall.

Challenger Catterall claimed his desires had been “stolen” after a break up decision went the way of Scotsman Taylor on household soil in Glasgow on Saturday.

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A brief assertion from British Boxing Board of Manage standard secretary Robert Smith verified the organisation “will be investigating the scoring of this contest and will advise accordingly”.

Catterall set Taylor on the canvas in the eighth spherical and each boxers were deducted a position each for offences.

Howard Foster scored it 113-112 in favour of the Englishman with Victor Loughlin supplying the combat to Taylor by the identical scoreline and Ian John-Lewis awarding the defending champion a 114-111 victory.

The selection stunned the boxing earth and remaining Catterall furious, as the 28-calendar year-outdated stormed out with out speaking to any person.

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Taylor claimed he was the rightful victor but the determination still left the fight’s promoter Ben Shalom, experience “embarrassed” and “angry”.

Catterall had moved apart from a mandatory challenge for his belt to permit Taylor the probability to unify the division.

Catterall’s trainer, Jamie Moore, claimed the conclusion could have significant ramifications for the future of boxing.

“He did the honourable issue of stepping apart to make it possible for an undisputed winner to be topped, for the excellent of boxing, to have the sport he loves rob him of his desire,” Moore said.

“What took place can not go on to transpire if the sport I love has a long time period long term as a credible sport.”

It remains to be noticed as to regardless of whether there will be a rematch or not, despite the fact that Taylor explained put up-combat that it doesn’t seem probably.

“I really don’t feel there’s any need for a rematch, I won the combat,” Taylor explained.

“I received the fight by a pair of rounds, I received the combat in the next 50 {cf07cd047201b183b19c0b335dbd7d35a498f84568531c8abe8643bd3ccfd494} when I took in excess of and I bossed him.”