Josh Taylor vs. Jose Zepeda

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by aaaaa, May 17, 2022.

  1. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    4,317
    7,924
    Dec 19, 2020
    Up next it seems. Great fight.

    This content is protected
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2022
  2. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    7,024
    8,221
    May 25, 2012
    Not giving Catteral a rematch and staying at 140 is a bit ****. He's not even undisputed anymore either.

    Must be hanging round for the Lopez fight
     
  3. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    4,317
    7,924
    Dec 19, 2020
    Wouldn't get sanctioned mate. 3 mandatories already queued up in Puello, Ponce and Zepeda all pushing for their shot. Dropped 1 but can't expect him to drop all 4 and there's no room for voluntary defences when you've got all the belts.
     
  4. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    29,260
    7,442
    Apr 19, 2010
    criminal
    absolutely criminal
     
    kiwi_boxer and Twentyman like this.
  5. UndergroundBoxing

    UndergroundBoxing Member Full Member

    261
    374
    Feb 2, 2022
    What is he still doing at 140? Got nothing left to prove. In fact the only thing he does have to prove is that he can actually beat Catterall so if he’s staying at 140 that should be the only fight he’s looking at.

    Unless Catteralls made him shook of the big boys at 147
     
    ryanm8655, Holler and Potwash like this.
  6. JabbaTheGut

    JabbaTheGut Active Member Full Member

    506
    607
    Sep 17, 2019
  7. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

    3,364
    4,969
    Jan 20, 2019
    “Most definitely this will be my last fight at 140lbs. That's the last fight at 140lbs. Time to move up."

    I have pretty much nothing but admiration for what Taylor has done and how he has done it but this comment, after the Catterall fight, just seems like an excuse now and for me tarnishes things somewhat. Shame.
     
    Noel857, Twentyman and Accurate like this.
  8. Skyver

    Skyver Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,832
    1,899
    Apr 29, 2015
    Dangerous fight this and will be even more so if the weight cut is genuinely getting too much for Taylor.I think he should move up but the problem is there’s nothing going to happen for him there anytime soon with pbc essentially running things.

    As for catterall he needs to move on from this now and whoever’s managing/promoting him get their fingers/wallets out and get him some higher profile fighters to fight..he can’t wait about again for years fighting dross hoping to blag a title shot,he’s good enough to be mixing it with the best.
     
  9. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz That new gorilla tape, is it silver backed? Full Member

    7,211
    4,899
    Sep 6, 2008
    I’m not defending Taylor here and caterall definitely deserves a rematch but this is a much better fight and a better opponent imo
     
    aaaaa likes this.
  10. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    4,317
    7,924
    Dec 19, 2020
    Probably gone through the 147 options with Top Rank and realised there’s nothing there.

    PBC - Spence, Ennis
    Golden Boy - Ortiz
    Free agent who’s departed Top Rank on bad terms - Crawford
     
  11. Skyver

    Skyver Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,832
    1,899
    Apr 29, 2015
    It’ll be a better fight to watch for sure.Taylor would probably struggle with catterall again.
     
    anjawnaymiz likes this.
  12. stm19990

    stm19990 New Member Full Member

    48
    60
    May 8, 2022
    It's not a great look staying at the weight but not Rematching the fighter that everyone thought beat him and Taylor was a fighter that's fights everyone guess not only when it suits him
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2022
    Noel857 likes this.
  13. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

    2,023
    2,917
    Jan 23, 2018
    Taylor's reputation takes another black eye here, staying at 140 but not fighting Caterall again. Taylor vs Zepeda is an exciting fight though. I hope Caterall gets himself a big fight and a big win to do everything he can to force a rematch with Taylor.
     
    Noel857, Twentyman and DramaShow like this.
  14. Astro

    Astro Active Member Full Member

    1,115
    1,128
    Sep 29, 2021
    I do not like it and thought Taylor had boxed for the last time in that weight class. He looked completely dead on the scales last time...
     
  15. DramaShow

    DramaShow 18 Full Member

    2,177
    2,219
    Dec 22, 2020
    If this is his last fight at 140, why defend against a mandatory if you’re going to vacate straight afterwards anyway. Would have been better if he just fought Catterall or moved up to 147, probably waiting for the fight against Lopez when he inevitably moves up.

    To be fair to Taylor though, Zepeda is easily the toughest out of all the mandatories possible.