Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall 2 TV channel, ring walk time, live stream and how to watch rematch

Josh Taylor (left) and Jack Catterall go head to head at the Press Conference promoting their fight on May 23, 2024 in Leeds, England.
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Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall will once again go head-to-head in a rematch this weekend following their controversial first bout over two years ago.

Scotland's Taylor clung on to his status as undisputed light-welterweight world champion back in February 2022 with a shock split-decision victory over Catterall in Glasgow, despite having been knocked down in the eighth round for the first time in his professional career.

As the bell rang, the English challenger appeared to have claimed a staggering upset in Taylor's first defence of his WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO belts but judges Victor Loughlin and Ian John-Lewis both gave the fight to Taylor in a result that sparked an investigation by British boxing authorities.

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Despite there being no belts on the line this time, both fighters claim to have won the first bout and both are once again claiming they'll knock the other out in their pre-fight press conferences earlier this week.

With that being said, Manchester Evening News is bringing you all the information you need to know on how to follow the contest...

When is Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall 2?

Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall 2 will take place on Saturday, May 25th with the clash happening at the First Direct Arena in Leeds. The main card for the night is scheduled to begin at 7pm BST (11am PT/1pm CT/2pm ET) while the main event is set to get underway around 10:30pm BST (2pm PT/4pm CT/5pm ET) - timings could change according to the length of the undercard fights however.

How to watch Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall 2 live

The fight, as well as the undercard, will be shown live on DAZN in the UK and around the world, while American viewers can watch the bout on ESPN+. You can purchase the subscription for the fight on DAZN's platform, with the cheapest option at £9.99 a month.

What have both fighters said ahead of the bout?

Ahead of the fight, Taylor highlighted the controversy of their previous bout and stated that this time, things would be much more clear to the audience on who has won. He said: "It’s been a long two years since the first fight. We’ve been talking about it, there’s been the delays and injuries, but my health comes first, it’s paramount. I’d like to say thank you to you guys when I said about the postponement, for getting it done nice and quickly and only making it four weeks later. I’m looking forward to it and I can’t wait for Saturday.

"The last fight was a stinker from both of us. Jack was doing a lot of holding and spoiling, slowing the pace down, I was very poor as well. I believe the two of us can be a lot better and it will be a better fight for the fans. It’s going to be a barnstormer, we were in the arena on Monday and got a bit of a surprise, it’s right on top of you, so it’s going to be a great experience and atmosphere in there."

Clapping back, Catterall backed himself to win the rematch, saying: "Like Joe said, I watched the first fight and I didn’t rate it that much. I thought I beat him and I thought I did it comfortably. I think I underperformed, maybe Josh did as well, but we’ve prepared for the best version of Josh and I think over the last two years I’ve improved as a fighter, I’ve been in the gym, I’ve not stepped out of it, I’ve been learning and developing, taking myself away for sparring. I expect a better fight on Saturday. Emotions aside, I think I am the better fighter, and I am going to show that on Saturday night.

"It’s must-win on Saturday and that’s what all my energy is focused on. I don’t want to talk about what is after this. I know you have a great division at 140lbs, there’s a lot of big fights to make and that’s an exciting prospect, but right now all I am thinking about is beating Josh on Saturday. I believe I can take him out on Saturday."

Who is on the undercard for the fight?

Gravesend powerhouse Cheavon Clarke (8-0, 6 KOs) takes on Bromley's Ellis Zorro (17-1, 7 KOs) for the vacant British Cruiserweight Title while Limerick's fast rising Welterweight talent Paddy Donovan (13-0, 10 KOs) meets Forest Hall's former British Champion Lewis Ritson (23-3, 13 KOs) for the WBA Continental Title.

Naas Lightweight star Gary Cully (17-1, 10 KOs) fights Belgium's former European Champion Francesco Patera (29-4, 11 KOs) for the WBA Continental Title and Aldershot Lightweight prospect Giorgio Visioli (2-0, 2 KOs) looks to make it three knockouts from three fights when he takes on Austria's Sergio Odabai (6-3-1, 3 KOs) over six rounds.

The earlier fights will see Billericay Middleweight George Liddard (6-0, 3 KOs) square off with Limerick's Graham McCormack (9-3-1, 1 KO) over eight rounds and Newham Super-Welterweight Leli Buttigieg (3-0, 1 KO) kicks off the Before The Bell action against Belgium's Anas Isarti (4-2).