Rising star Jack Catterall has his sights set on the British Super-Lightweight Title after beating tough opponent Joe Hughes in a Final Eliminator on Friday night.
The Chorley ace, backed by his passionate supporters in neighbouring town of Bolton, showed class and determination in equal measure to take a unanimous decision over Hughes in his first 12 round contest.
He also defended his WBO Intercontinental Title in the process, moving 15-0 (9 KO) and cementing his place in the WBO’s top five rated super-lightweights.
Reflecting on his win with IFL TV, the 22-year-old southpaw talked up his British Title prospects. Current Champion Tyrone Nurse defends against experienced Willie Limond on Saturday 28th May.
“I always knew it were going to be tough. Joe’s a tough customer. Happy with it really, got another win so I can crack on now,” said Catterall.
“That was a final eliminator for the British [Title]. Tyrone [Nurse, reigning British Champion] next. I believe I’m the best of the bunch at the minute. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on that British [Title].
“Willie Limond’s come out of retirement now, to get another crack at the British. I think it’s a fight that Tyrone will win, but anything can happen. I’ll be watching, and hopefully I can get my shot,” he added.
When asked about people tipping him to go on to win a World Title, the 22-year-old made it clear he’s keeping both feet on the ground.
“You’ve got to take it with a pinch of salt because I know one bad performance and people start talking sh**. You’ve just got to take it with a pinch of salt. They’re talking good one day, that’s good. If they talk bad, so what? You’re still going to fight.
Watch Catterall’s full interview below.
**Warning: Contains strong language**