Exclusive: Jack Catterall expecting tough fight against Martin Gethin

Joe Hewlett 31/03/2017

Frank Warren

Unbeaten Lancastrian prospect Jack Catterall is excited about his future under Frank Warren following BoxNation’s partnership with BT Sport. It will broadcast on both channels for the first time this year.

The slick southpaw is hoping to make a statement against domestic rival Martin Gethin at the MEN Arena on April 8.

“It’s a massive opportunity for myself and the likes my gym mates Jordon and Oliver who will also be on the card. BoxNation subscribers will be able to watch it and we now have the audience from BT tuning in so it’s a great chance to showcase my skills,” he exclusively told World Boxing News.

“I couldn’t be happier with the camp I’ve had – it’s been a good, long, hard camp. My hands have been treated and I’m feeling fit and ready having sparred 115 rounds in total ahead of this fight with Martin. I have a lot of respect for Martin having watched his career and most of his fights. I’m expecting the best possible Martin Gethin, at his best so It will be a very tough fight as he is always fit and ready.”

The hard-hitting Chorley chap has won the WBO European and Inter-Continental titles on his way to boasting an unblemished record of 17 fights unbeaten. Catterall is hopeful of setting up a summer showdown with fellow unbeaten rival and British champion, Tyrone Nurse.

“Firstly, I won’t look past April 8 with my fight against Martin but I’m 100% interested in fighting Tyrone Nurse. If the fight makes sense financially then it would be a great fight for the summer time – I’m definitely up for it.

“It’s exciting times and the ultimate goal is to become world champion but realistically by the end of the year the target is to be fighting in an eliminator,” he said.

Another potential mouth-watering clash for Catterall is against rising Matchroom star and WBC Silver champion Ohara Davies. However, the super-lightweight has been less than impressed with the Hackney man.

“I’m not really interested in Ohara Davies, he’s made a bit of noise recently – More for his talking than his fighting ability but for a business point of view I can see why people do it, but I’m a fighter who does all his talking in the ring.”

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95