Josh Taylor win over Jack Catterall SLAMMED by boxing world as promoter Ben Shalom calls for inquest – What We Know!

Josh Taylor defeated Jack Catterall via a highly controversial split decision victory

The boxing world united in outrage as plenty of well-known well-known blasted the choice at hand Josh Taylor an inexplicable victory over Jack Catterall on Saturday night time, whereas Boxxer promoter Ben Shalom known as for an instantaneous inquest.  

Taylor was dropped within the eighth spherical, whereas each fighters had factors deducted all through in a bout largely dominated by Catterall, who stormed out of the ring following the announcement.

The Tartan Twister, making the primary defence of his undisputed super-lightweight championship, was given the nod by two of the judges with scores of 114-111 and 113-112, whereas Catterall was given the opposite 113-112.  

Josh Taylor defeated Jack Catterall by way of a extremely controversial break up resolution victory

Taylor retained his undisputed super-lightweight championship with the victory

Taylor retained his undisputed super-lightweight championship with the victory

Taylor struggled to realize any momentum at any level of the battle, with Catterall placing in a coming-of-age efficiency, backing up his pre-fight calm and confidence.

The Chorley fighter, who regarded to have turn into undisputed champion, whereas staying unbeaten and transferring to 27-0, celebrated in fashion after the ultimate bell, with the Glasgow crowd clearly anticipating an away win. 

The announcement shocked not solely the fighters however the crowd, with audible gasps clearly heard.

It wasn’t simply these inside the stadium scratching their heads, nevertheless, with plenty of notable names taking to social media to voice their anger – notably after the revelation that Catterall landed 166 punches to 85. 

Carl Frampton tweeted: ‘I like Josh. I like Jack. However the fallacious man bought his hand raised.’ 

Carl Froch in the meantime merely said, ‘Certainly an upset’, whereas Dillian Whyte had only one phrase: ‘Disgusting’. 

Michael Owen took a stronger stance, insisting: ‘Boxing is such an awesome sport however choices like which are a shame and name into query the integrity of the sport.’ 

Sky Sports activities pundit Johnny Nelson was equally stunned and outraged, stating: ‘I’m so stunned. I gave Taylor 4 rounds. That was it.

‘I can’t consider it and I really feel so sorry for Catterall. It’s choices like this which flip informal followers off. Josh Taylor didn’t win that battle.’ 

A number of famous faces took to social media to voice their outrage following the decision

A variety of well-known faces took to social media to voice their outrage following the choice

Promoter Shalom – who placed on the occasion – insisted he was ’embarrassed to be related to what was clearly an unjust resolution. 

‘I fearful that they could name a draw and cease Jack having this historic night time however the way in which this has gone I’m shocked proper now,’ Shalom instructed Sky Sports activities. ‘I’m shell-shocked. 

‘ what, there needs to be an inquest. I’ve seen this on different promoter’s reveals and I’ve form of laid the blame at them or not understood what’s gone on. 

‘However this was really embarrassing. If there’s not an inquest it’s going to hurt the game. We’ll do every little thing we will as a result of I’m not simply embarrassed, I’m actually offended.’

Shalom continued: ‘What number of instances do we’ve to be right here earlier than one thing’s completed. The very fact is I used to be sat there, fearful this may occur – which says quite a bit – and it did.’ 

Taylor got the decision despite being floored for the first time in his professional career

Taylor bought the choice regardless of being floored for the primary time in his skilled profession

Catterall was left 'heartbroken' and immediately left the ring following the announcement

Catterall was left ‘heartbroken’ and instantly left the ring following the announcement

A ‘heartbroken’ Catterall went straight to the locker room following the announcement, leaving his coach Jamie Moore to sum up their ideas. 

‘It’s troublesome to place into phrases,’ he mentioned. ‘You’re speaking a few child who has labored all his life to attend for that second, who stepped apart, who has waited three years for his alternative.

‘He stepped apart, did the appropriate factor for boxing, stepped apart to permit a unified champion on the promise that he would get the chance.

‘He will get the chance, he performs like that and beats the champion in his personal yard and will get completely robbed.

‘Take into consideration the message that sends to folks watching. My son is 16 and simply entering into boxing. He’ll be that and pondering, why ought to I get into boxing?

‘The second you suppose you’ve labored all of your life and you will be topped world champion after a efficiency like that, and it’s snatched away from you. It’s disgusting, I don’t even know what to say.

‘You’ve requested Jack to return down right here, as if Jack can come and converse. He’s completely heartbroken.’