Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall Betting, Odds, TV Channel & UK Start Time | Sat 26th February
The betting makes Josh Taylor a hot favourite as he defends his light-welterweight world titles against Jack Catterall on Saturday.
The Scottish star holds fond memories of the Glasgow OVO Hydro venue, which not only hosted his first world title win in 2019, but also his Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning bout back in 2014.
Taylor now returns to fight in his home country for the first time since the 2019 victory, with two bouts in London and his most recent outing in Las Vegas under his belt in between.
In Vegas last May he outscored American José Ramírez by unanimous decision to become the undisputed king of the division and at a red-hot 1/12, the question for many punters this week has been when he’ll see off Jack Catterall, and not if.
It’s 18 victories without defeat now for 31-year-old Taylor, but someone’s unblemished record has to go as the English Southpaw heads north boasting an impeccable record of his own with 26 consecutive wins, half of which have come via knockout.
But the latest odds give him very little chance of maintaining his perfect record as he looks set to start a 13/2 underdog when the bell sounds on Saturday evening.
Of Taylor’s 18 wins, 13 have come by way of KO and that is by far the most likely method of victory again according to an odds-on price of 8/13, while it’s an odds-against chance at 13/10 (was 6/5) that the fight requires the judges’ scorecards to declare a winner.
The round betting has singled out the third quarter of the fight (rounds 7-9) as the most likely time to see a stoppage in favour of Taylor at 7/2, although anyone who fancies him to get the job done quicker by winning in rounds 1-6 can now take advantage of a price boost from 3/1 to 4/1.
For those predicting an upset, Catterall can be backed at 14/1 to win by KO, while at least 80/1 is up for grabs if you can nail which round he’ll win in.
But it’s all about the Tartan Tornado in the betting and if the trends this week are on the money, the home crowd are in little danger of going home disappointed.
Taylor v Catterall – Tale of the Tape
31 Age 28
18 Fights 26
18 Wins 26
13 KOs 13
0 Losses 0
5’10″ Height 5’7″
69.5in Reach 67in
To Win Fight
1/12 Josh Taylor
13/2 Jack Catterall
Fight to go the distance: was 6/5…now 13/10
Taylor to win by decision or technical decision: was 11/8…now 13/8
Taylor to win in Round 10: was 12/1…now 16/1
Taylor to win between rounds 1-6: was 3/1…now 4/1
Rd 1 Taylor 28/1 v 100/1 Catterall
Rd 2 Taylor 25/1 v 100/1 Catterall
Rd 3 Taylor 20/1 v 100/1 Catterall
Rd 4 Taylor 16/1 v 80/1 Catterall
Rd 5 Taylor 16/1 v 80/1 Catterall
Rd 6 Taylor 12/1 v 80/1 Catterall
Rd 7 Taylor 11/1 v 80/1 Catterall
Rd 8 Taylor 11/1 v 80/1 Catterall
Rd 9 Taylor 11/1 v 80/1 Catterall
Rd 10 Taylor 12/1 v 100/1 Catterall
Rd 11 Taylor 14/1 v 100/1 Catterall
Rd 12 Taylor 14/1 v 100/1 Catterall
* All prices correct at the time of publication
WHAT TV CHANNEL IS THE FIGHT ON?
Taylor v Catterall is live in the UK with coverage starting from 7pm on Sky Sports Action and from 8pm on Sky Sports Main Event.
WHAT TIME WILL THE FIGHT START?
Ring walks for the main event of the evening are expected at approximately 10pm.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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