Josh Taylor’s controversial split decision victory over Jack Catterall will be subject to investigation, confirm the British Boxing Board of Control.
The Lothian born fighter successfully defended his WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO light-welterweight belts in front of a packed out Hydro on Saturday.
Many fans and experts were left baffled by the revealed score cards after the defending Champion appeared to lose out on several rounds to his English opponent.
Jack Catterall was named 113-112 winner by official Howard Foster, but with other judges Victor Loughlin and Ian John Lewis calling it 113-112 and 114-111 to Taylor respectively, the Tartan Tornado was named as winner of the fight.
The BBBoC statement read: “The British Boxing Board of Control will be investigating the scoring of this contest and will be advised accordingly.”
The challenger, who celebrated emphatically immediately after round 12, was left heartbroken with the ruling and even refused to speak to the media post-fight.
Taylor admitted he hadn’t been at his best on the night but insisted he still deserved to retain his belts.
Catterall though took to Instagram to and spoke of how his dreams were ‘stolen’.
He said: “You know what hurts the most, it wasn’t for me, I done all of this for my family, my team, my town and country. My baby girl and my misses, our future. Today I should have been waking up with all of the belts. 15 months out the ring, they all wrote me off.
F****d me in evert way possible for over two years, finally got the fight. Sacrificed everything to fight one of the top p4p ranked fighters, gave him a lesson. For What?
Boxing, shame on you, judges (middle finger), dreams stolen (broken heart)”.
Despite the investigation the board do not have the power to overturn Saturday’s result.
And Taylor, as things stand doesn’t appear to have interest in a potential rematch either.
Suggestions indicate the Scotsman prefers a move to a higher weight class instead.
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