Josh Taylor’s world-title fight against Jack Catterall has been rescheduled after Scotland’s undisputed super-lightweight champion suffered a knee injury.
Taylor was due to defend his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO belts against Catterall on December 18, but the fight has been pushed back until February 26.
Taylor said: “I’m gutted I won’t be able to defend my title on December 18 as originally planned, but I wanted to make sure I was 100 percent healthy to give my incredible fans the show they deserve.
“This homecoming has been a long time in the making, and it will be worth the wait. I will see everyone on February 26.”
Catterall said: “Everything happens for a reason! I am gutted not just for me but for everyone who had planned to go.
“I will remain professional and continue working for the new date. 2022, I will be world champion.
“Obstacles like this are nothing new for me. I will turn the frustration into positive energy.”
Top Rank’s Bob Arum, who promotes Taylor, said: “It’s going to take a couple months longer than expected, but rest assured, Josh Taylor’s homecoming will happen February 26, and it will be one of the biggest boxing events ever on Scottish soil.”
Sky Sports Boxing schedule
October 24 – Top Rank in Atlanta
Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson – WBO super-featherweight title
October 31 – Top Rank in New York
Jose Zepeda vs Josue Vargas
November 6 – Top Rank in Las Vegas
Mikaela Mayer vs Maiva Hamadouche – IBF and WBO super-featherweight titles
November 6 – BOXXER in Liverpool
November 20 – BOXXER in London
Richard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju Durodola
Caroline Dubois professional debut
November 20 – Top Rank in Las Vegas
Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – WBO welterweight title
December 11 – BOXXER
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin
December 11 – Top Rank in Las Vegas
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
December 17 – Top Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles
February 26 – Top Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight title