Josh Taylor Favored, But With Longer Odds, in Jack Catterall Rematch

Josh Taylor Vs Jack Catterall Boxing Background

  • Josh Taylor has opened as the -235 betting favorite in a rematch versus Jack Catterall.
  • Catterall, who opened at +550 in their first meeting, hit the betting boards at +180 for the runback.
  • Taylor defeated Catterall last February via a controversial split decision.

With former undisputed 140-pound champion Josh Taylor determined to rematch Jack Catterall after his controversial win last February, the best boxing betting sites have opened the betting lines for a possible rematch.

According to the top boxing sportsbooks, Taylor is the -235 betting favorite to win the rematch while Catterall is the +180 bottom dog:

The decision was so bad that the British Boxing Board conducted an investigation on the bout’s scoring and ended up downgrading one judge. European sportsbook Paddy Power also refunded all bets on Catterall to win while describing the decision in favor of Taylor as an “absolute robbery”.

Jack Catterall Robbed

It can be recalled that Taylor was a massive -2000 betting favorite in their first bout with Catterall coming back at +800 odds. But what was supposed to be a walk in the park for the newly minted undisputed light-welterweight world champion turned out to be a nightmare.

The challenger out-landed the champion 120-73 in total punches landed while also throwing more punches 525 versus 306. He even floored Taylor with a left hook combination in round 8. Despite all those, the judges awarded Taylor with a split decision win with scores of 113-112, 114-111, and 112-113.

Catterall opened as the +550 betting favorite in their first bout and closed at much longer odds. He is however priced at a significantly shorter +180 odds in the potential rematch and is expected to enter the ring as the betting underdog for the second consecutive bout after not having the plus money sign written next to his name before.

See You Soon?

Taylor recently relinquished the WBC and WBA titles in order to pursue a rematch with Catterall. The former undisputed champion was ordered by the WBC to face Jose Zepeda next while the WBA instructed him to fight mandatory challenger Alberto Puello. But because he wanted to prove himself against Catterall, he vacated both belts to clear the way for a rematch.

The 31-year-old southpaw from Prestonpans, Scotland defeated Jose Ramirez on May 22, 2021, to become the sixth fighter overall, and the second Scotsman to become undisputed world champion in boxing. Taylor is also the first Briton to become an undisputed world boxing champion in the four-belt era. As a professional, he is unbeaten in 19 bouts with 13 knockouts and is 5-0 in world title fights.

This marks the 4th longest odds ever for Taylor in a professional boxing fight. He was the -175 betting favorite when he became undisputed champion against Ramirez and was also a slight -160 chalk when he knocked out Ohara Davies in 2017. Taylor closed as the +130 betting underdog when he defeated Regis Prograis in the World Boxing Super Series light-welterweight final in 2019.

Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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