If Terry Flanagan becomes a two-weight World Champion in April, he will have plenty of domestic Super-Lightweights lining up to face him.

Flanagan is fully focused on Maurice Hooker, but a rivalry with British Champion Jack Catterall is beginning to build since Turbo's move up in weight.

Last month, Catterall warned the Mancunian that he "might just have to knock him back down to Lightweight", and also claimed that he got the better of their sparring sessions a couple of years ago.

Speaking in his first ever Fighter Diary, Flanagan disputed these claims and had some choice words for Catterall.

"If I do my bit [on April 14th] then, from the talk going around, it appears Jack Catterall is keen to try and take the title off me. There seems to be a lot of noise being made about some sparring sessions a couple of years ago and I don’t know what he is going on about.

"I thought I won those spars and if he thinks he did then he is deluded. I’m not too bothered about it though, if that is what he thinks, let him think that because he will be in for a shock if the fight ever does happen," he added.


The former Lightweight Champion also added that he was not impressed with Catterall's victory over Tyrone Nurse in Leeds: "They are running before they can walk and, going off his last performance, it doesn’t exactly fill me with fear!"

With Ohara Davies signing for Frank Warren last week, joining the likes of Josh Leather and Jeff Saunders, there are plenty of Super-Lightweight match-ups that can be made in 2018.

"Everyone is a fan of the big domestic blockbusters and, like we are doing in the Featherweight division, we will also make the fights that sort out the Super-Lightweight pecking order. The natural rivalries are all there along with a promising package of fights for us all to look forward to," Warren wrote in his latest column.

Buy tickets to see Terry Flanagan, Billy Joe Saunders and Ohara Davies at The O2 on April 14th, or watch live on BoxNation.