Jack Catterall in explosive Josh Taylor face off as rivalry boils over during weigh in

Jack Catterall was held back at the end of the final face off with Scottish boxing star Josh Taylor before their grudge match on Saturday.

Taylor narrowly secured a win over Catterall in their initial bout last year, which ended with a contentious decision that sparked widespread debate. Taylor, eager to assert his dominance at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, initially attempted to upstage his rival following the weigh-in as the duo faced off - stepping in front of Catterall to appeal to the crowd.

The pair had stepped on the scales and both successfully made the limit for the fight at 140lbs, with Taylor at 139.6lbs (9st 13.6lbs) and Catterall coming in at 138.8lbs (9st 12.8lbs). Word were exchanged between the pair as Taylor continued to nod with a smirk on his facing during the stair down. Catterall initially declared Taylor was "finished" before the Scot clapped back asking if his "weight cut was ok". Catterall then stated he was "just glad he (Taylor) turned up - before attempting to grab the 'Tartan Tornado'.

Promoter Eddie Hearn and security quickly stepped in and separated the fighters. The Edinburgh-boxer quickly pointed his finger at the Englishman as he appeared to send a final warning to his foe before the Saturday night showdown.

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