Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall forced apart after furious row at Chris Eubank Jr fight as bitter rematch is delayed

JOSH TAYLOR and Jack Catterall were pulled apart by security on Saturday night after their third rematch plan fell through.

The jinxed re-run has been floored again with the 32-year-old Scotland star injured and the March 4 date scrapped.

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TWITTER@EZETALKSSPORTSJack Catterall was held back from Josh Taylor after theY crossed paths at the Eubank Jr vs Smith fight[/caption]

TWITTER@EZETALKSPORTSChorley clubber Catterall was eventually forced to sit in his seat by security[/caption]

The super-lightweight pair were due to meet on Monday at a spicy press conference in Manchester.

But that event was cancelled on Saturday and the Glasgow bout is now postponed while he rests a foot injury.

Instead, they accidentally crossed paths ringside at the Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith bout and a row kicked off.

Giant security staff pulled the men apart and Taylor retained his VIP seat but Catterall was moved to the opposite end of the row.

It will need a fourth date to be arranged after bouts in December and February were also axed, making March 4 the third doomed plan.

The pair clashed last February when Taylor defended all four world titles with a controversial decision.

The delay in rematching has meant the Tartan Tornado has lost three of the belts and only the WBO strap remains his.

A December re-run was cancelled when Taylor suffered a knee injury, then February 4 was in the pipeline before it got pushed back a month.


Taylor said: “I am the champion, I had to vacate some of the belts but I am still unbeaten.

“I am bringing big-time boxing back to Scotland, I love my country and want to represent the people and give them good nights.”

In an interview with talkSPORT, Taylor said of his hotly-disputed title defence: “I was absolutely rubbish but I got the right result.

“There’s not anybody in this world that can convince me that I thought I lost the fight.

PAJosh Taylor controversially remained undisputed super-lightweight champ against Jack Catterall[/caption]

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“I didn’t think I did lose the fight.

“I thought I won it by a point or two.

“I thought he was very negative, on the back foot, holding and I think he should’ve had more than one point taken off him for excessive holding.

“It’s been and done. I got the decision.”

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