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‘Perfect’ – Josh Taylor taunts Jack Catterall as he falls down the WBO rankings after a controversial defeat and could now be denied another try

Jack Catterall has hit back at Josh Taylor after the undisputed world champion mocked him for his drop in the WBO rankings following their controversial fight.

Catterall suffered a highly controversial split decision loss to Taylor on February 26, and the result sent British boxing into shock waves.

Taylor was awarded a controversial win over Catterall

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Taylor was awarded a controversial win over Catterall

Most observers felt the challenger had done more than enough to win, and Judge Howard Foster ruled the contest in his favor 113-112.

However, judge Victor Loughlin had it 113-112 for Taylor while Ian John-Lewis made the fight 114-111 for Taylor.

John-Lewis was subsequently demoted.

There have been many calls for a rematch in the aftermath, but Taylor is adamant he won and will now be gaining weight.

As a result, he is expected to vacate his world titles and many are hoping Catterall gets a shot at one of the vacant belts.

Taylor taunted Catterall about the drop in the WBO rankings

Taylor taunted Catterall about the drop in the WBO rankings

However, in the final twist, the WBO knocked Catterall from its mandatory number one position to number three on their super lightweight list.

That means they are now likely to order Liam Paro against Teofimo Lopez for the vacant belt.

Catterall is also not among the top two on any of the other governing bodies.

When the news broke via the WBO, Catterall responded with a series of shrugged emojis on his Instagram story.

Taylor scoffed in response, “Quick, you better call the police.”

Catterall has now replied: “The man with zero class – @JoshTaylorBoxer”

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