- Odds: Josh Taylor -850 favorite, Jack Catterall +510 underdog.
- Betting Pick: Taylor by KO/TKO.
The undisputed light welterweight world title fight between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall is set for December 18th. Taylor will put his undefeated streak on the line once again against WBO mandatory Jack Catterall. The fight is set for Taylor’s home city of Glasgow and is expected to be one of the biggest fights to end 2021. We review the latest betting odds for Taylor vs Catterall below .
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall Odds
The undisputed 140-lb champion Josh Taylor has an implied win probability of 89% against Catterall. Oddsmakers are high on Taylor who’s amassed a record of 18-0 and 11 KO’s. While the odds are against Catterall, he is also a young undefeated boxer with more pro-fights (26-0). At odds of +510, you can bet $100 to win $510 on Catterall defeating Taylor.
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Betting on Taylor vs Catterall
This is an interesting bout that many fight fans have been anticipating for a while. Josh Taylor was fast tracked as soon as he turned pro, which benefitted him early in his career. He holds wins over Jose Ramirez, Viktor Postol and Regis Prograis showing his ability to hang in there with some of the best boxers.
Whereas Catterall came through the ranks the more traditional way. Starting at the British level, moving onto European & Intercontinental rivals. Now he’s at the point where he’s peaked and ready for a world title shot. Jack Catterall’s style is very versatile, he can fight on the inside or more defensively depending on his opponent. Tyrone McKenna said that Catterall was one of the biggest punchers he’s faced, which shows he does go for the finish, with half of his wins coming by KO/TKO.
Both boxers shared a past opponent in Ohara Davies. Seeing how Catterall fought on the back foot looking to outpoint Davies could be compared to Taylor’s approach in stark contrast. Taylor showed no fear and hunted down Davis to score a 7th round TKO.
Catterall had this say: “It is a massive fight, hopefully it is a good fight and I can let everyone know I’m serious about fighting the winner. “I will do some training, sparring and ultimately watch the fight. After the weekend we will have a clear direction of where we’re going.
That being said, Taylor has now cemented himself as one of the best pound for pound boxers in the word. His relatively short boxing career has been jam packed with experience and I expect him to frustrate Catterall at times. It’s hard to say if this fight will go the distance or not. However, it would be worth checkin out the betting props for Taylor to win by KO or Decision and see how the odds look.
What’s next for Josh Taylor?
If Taylor wins, he’ll be moving up to 147 in the first quarter of 2022 to challenge WBO champion Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford for his title. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has already confirmed that Taylor and Crawford will be fighting early next year.
If Taylor defeats Crawford, he’s expected to stay at 147 and then take on the winner of this month’s fight between Manny Pacquiao and IBF/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.
For now Taylor will have to focus on what’s in front of him. Setting up a huge Scotland vs England clash against Catterall on his home soil. Stay tuned for more betting news and boxing coverage on this upcoming fight.