Josh Taylor can stop Jack Catterall before the tenth round

Kash Farooq believes Josh Taylor can knock out Jack Catterall before the tenth round.

Tartan Tornado defends his four welterweight belts against England’s Catterall at the OVO Hydro sale tomorrow night.

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Kash Farouk can’t imagine Jack Catterall defeating Josh Taylor on Saturday1 credit

Both fighters are unbeatable, but the 28-year-old Catterall faces a Taylor-sized puncher for the first time.

Former British bantamweight champion Farouk spoke to reporters. SunSport Online to give your expert opinion on the autopsy.

He can’t see past the 31-year-old Taylor to make it 19-0 and wouldn’t be surprised if he stopped Catterall.

Farooq said: “My honest opinion is that Josh is on another level. He fought the best of the best.

“If he trains like he usually does, he might even get Jack Catterall out of there.

He can pull it out before ten. Josh has performed at the highest level in boxing.

“He beat Jose Ramirez, Ivan Baranchik, Regis Prograis. He fought the best. He was away and did it too.

“We don’t know who Jack is. It might take something out of him, but I can’t imagine him hitting Josh.

“I see a comfortable win or a late stop.”

Last May’s unifying victory over José Ramirez in Las Vegas drew a lukewarm response.

But the Scottish public has been caught up in the build-up this week and will back Taylor in numbers for his first fight on home soil in nearly three years.

Farooq said: “Josh looked relaxed and enjoyed it. He hasn’t had it for several years and appreciates his support.

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“I think you will see how he will show a good game. He had many tough fights in a row.

“I would not say that this is one of his toughest fights. At the same time, this is the biggest fight in Jack’s life.

“For him, it’s do or die. He wins and his life is changed forever. If Josh is beaten, he will return to the hierarchy.

“But I don’t see it happening. Josh will be at the top of his game. He will not underestimate Jack and will be fully focused.

“Jack is a really good fighter. I think he will create some problems in the beginning but I think Josh will take over after a couple of rounds.

Kash Farooq Was Forced To Step Down For Health Reasons Last Month.

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Kash Farooq was forced to step down for health reasons last month.Credit: Sun

“Once he gets into his rhythm, Josh will take over the fight. Josh will try to push him away because he’s a big guy.

“I see Jack trying to wait for Josh to arrive. Jack hits big shots and is very good at timing his backhand.”

Taylor is already the fifth person to ever hold all four belts in his division and the first from Scotland.

Tomorrow’s victory will further solidify his place in boxing folklore.

Farouk, forced to retire for health reasons last month, added: “It’s been three years since he fought in Scotland so it’s great to have him back.

“If he wins, he will bring back a lot of important nights again and that gives fighters who go through opportunities on the undercard.

“Maybe he can put up a big fight with Terrence Crawford and bring him back to Scotland and get it all together.

“If he wins, he will become a household name not only in Scotland but throughout the world.”


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