Jack Catterall vs Jorge Linares Weigh in

Jack Catterall will be facing seasoned veteran, and former world-champion, Jorge Linares, at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, tomorrow (21st October).

Jack Catterall had a great performance against Josh Taylor; arguably, one in which he won, but alas, the judges ruled it in Taylor’s favour.

Catterall has 27 wins, 14 by KO, granting him a KO percentage of 48%, compared with Linares, who has 47 wins, 29 by KO, and a KO percentage of 61%.

Catterall is the younger fighter, by 8-years, which is significant, considering that Linares is 38 years-of-age.

A prime Catterall, will have the advantage in speed and reflexes, not to mention he’s a natural super-lightweight.

Being a southpaw, this will also give Catterall the advantage.

Neither fighter’s most recent fights have ended by KO/TKO, and instead have gone the distance. But Linares was stopped in his second most recent.

I think Catterall will prefer to box from mid to long-range, working jabs and left-hands, I think he will also use pendulum steps to setup his left-hand counters.

Linares will want to come forward, and box in combinations, Linares being slower with his right-hands, will provide Catterall with plenty of opportunities to counter.

Finally, I think this fight will go the distance, with Catterall getting a decision, I don’t think there will be any knockdowns, and I expect Linares to win a few rounds.

Please refer to my picks for this weekend here

Image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfYJ4GBhTGU

 

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