Undisputed junior welterweight world champion Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor and WBO No. 1 contender Jack “El Gato” Catterall will meet face-to-face for a two-city press tour to announce their upcoming showdown Saturday, Feb. 26 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The bout will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports and will stream exclusively on ESPN+ in the United States.
The tour kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 7 at The Royal Scots Club in Taylor’s hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland, and moves on to London the following day, Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the Sports Direct Flagship store on Oxford Street.
Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) returns to the ring for the first time since unifying all four belts in May with a convincing decision over the previously undefeated Jose Ramirez. Catterall (26-0, 13 KOs), from Chorley, England, is a former British and WBO Intercontinental champion.
Head trainers Ben Davison (Taylor) and coach Nigel Travis (Catterall) will also be in attendance at the press conferences and available for media interviews.
STREAM: The Edinburgh and London press conference will stream live on Sky Sport’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels.
EDINBURGH PRESS CONFERENCE
The Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Tuesday, December 7
12.00pm - Media Arrival
12.30pm - Press Conference Begins
Ticket information for the event will be unveiled at the Edinburgh press conference
LONDON PRESS CONFERENCE
Sports Direct 150/154 Oxford Street, London W1D 1ND
Wednesday, December 8
11.30am - Media Arrival
12.00pm - Press Conference Begins
Accredited media only. All media members must show photo ID at check-in, and no extra guests will be able to attend.
All those attending need to take a lateral flow test with 48 hours of the event and produce evidence of a negative result to gain entry
Masks are mandatory, except for those who are exempt