There is a WBO boxing title on the line Friday night as Josh Taylor takes on Jack Catterall at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. Saturday’s fights will feature Taylor, the undisputed junior welterweight champion, against Catterall, the WBO mandatory challenger. Fans looking to catch the fight won’t find it on normal TV channels. Instead, the fight will be streamed exclusively via ESPN+ in the USA.
How to watch the Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall fight
Start time: Saturday’s action begins at 2:00 p.m. EST for fans in the United States, with the Taylor vs. Catterall fight scheduled to begin approximately after 5:15 p.m. EST.
TV channel: Saturday’s event will not be on conventional television channels in the United States. Instead, fans can watch the fight via ESPN+using the ESPN app on smart TVs and streaming devices.
Fight card, full list of fights
- Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall | Light welterweight title fight
- Robeisy Ramirez vs. Eric Donovan | Lightweight
- Nick Campbell vs. Jay McFarlene | Heavy weights
- Cori Gibbs vs. Carlos Perez | super light
- Ebonie Jones vs. Effy Kathopouli | Lightweight
- Scott Forrest vs. Erik Nazaryan | Heavy weights
- Kurt Walker vs. Jaroslav Hriadel | Lightweight
- Paddy Donovan vs. Miroslav Serban | Welterweight
- Kieran Molloy vs. Damian Esquisabel | Super welterweights
- Mark McKeown vs. Laszlo Szoke | Lightweight
- Craig MacIntyre vs. Alexey Tukhtarov | super light
More boxing coverage via The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title defense against Dillian Whyte will take place on April 23, the WBC champion said on Tuesday while announcing a social media blackout until the all-British fight was over.
Details of the bout have not been announced by either boxer’s promoter.
However, Fury took to Twitter to reveal the date of the fight, hours after saying Whyte had signed a contract.
Fury’s announcement was accompanied by a video in which he said he was “off limits until May”.
“I’m going to go to training camp to give Dillian Whyte all the respect he needs,” Fury said. “I will never underestimate anyone in my life and I will give this man all the respect he deserves.”
The fight is expected to take place in Britain.
Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) hasn’t fought since his spectacular 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas in October, which capped off their entertaining trilogy.
After months of endless negotiations, Frank Warren, Fury’s British promoter, won a purse bid for the fight at just over $41 million. It is the richest auction in boxing history.
Whyte is the mandatory challenger for Fury’s belt and gets his first world title.