Josh Taylor’s challenger helped Floyd Mayweather train for Manny Pacquiao

Laurent Lustig

Jack Catterall, the fighter who stepped into the ring with undisputed champion Josh Taylor over the weekend, helped Floyd Mayweather prepare for Manny Pacquiao.

In 2015, Catterall was drafted by Mayweather for the fight and was instrumental in the five-weight legend’s eventual victory.

Speaking from his experience at the time, Catterall was more honest than ever.

“Coming here to train with Mayweather was like coming out of school and going straight to college,” Catterall said.

“It was an incredible opportunity. For me to share a ring with one of the greatest fighters of all time in building the greatest fight of all time.

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Admitting he was stunned, Catterall added: “I had to distance myself from the admiration I have for Mayweather when I train.

“I had to remind myself that I am here to do a job. And this job helps him prepare for Pacquaio.

“As a young boxer, you can’t buy the experience I gained fighting with Mayweather. It’s invaluable and it will advance my career – endlessly.

Within a few years, Catterall had positioned himself in the top fifteen rankings before becoming a mandatory challenger. He is still undefeated.

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