Jack Catterall has branded the British Boxing Board of Control’s response to his controversial defeat to Josh Taylor ‘not good enough’.
Catterall suffered a hugely disputed split decision loss on February 26 and the result sent shockwaves around British boxing.
The vast majority of observers felt Catterall wonGetty
Most observers felt the challenger did more than enough to win, and judge Howard Foster scored the contest 113-112 in his favour.
However, judge Victor Loughlin had it 113-112 to Taylor, while Ian John-Lewis scored the bout 114-111 to Taylor.
In previous recent instances of controversial scorecards, the BBBofC have been criticised for a lack of action.
This time though, they have issued a rare punishment to the most shocking of the three cards.
John-Lewis has now been downgraded as a result, while the BBBofC have also contacted the sanctioning bodies for all of Taylor’s titles and recommended Catterall is reinstated as mandatory to get another shot.
Not good enough. https://t.co/S44y5qzkP0
— Jack Catterall (@jack_catt93) March 10, 2022
Upon seeing the BBBofC’s full statement, Catterall and his team were not satisfied.
First, trainer Jamie Moore took issue with some of the wording.
He tweeted: “How can his scorecard, in what was a split decision (but shouldn’t have been), not affect the result?!!”
Catterall himself tweeted: “Not good enough.”
How can his scorecard, in what was a split decision (but shouldn’t have been), not effect the result?!! https://t.co/DLVzm2kODh
— Jamie Moore (@JamieMoore777) March 10, 2022
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