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Catterall motivated ahead of Davies showdown

Catterall vs Davies

Undefeated super-lightweight contender, Jack Catterall is confident that he will be the one doing all the talking ahead of his upcoming contest with Ohara Davies.

Catterall believes that the influence of gym-mate Carl Frampton will play an influential role ahead of his WBO intercontinental super-lightweight title defence against Davies at the Morningside Arena in Leicester on October 6.

Both Catterall and Frampton are trained by Jamie Moore, who has helped both Frampton and Rocky Fielding achieve great successes in 2018, and the Chorley man insists that the recent success of the gym have motivated him.

“Carl’s win over Luke Jackson and Rocky Fielding’s world title upset has brought a good vibe in the gym.

“Carl has been at the highest level and I can pick his brains. I am not afraid of asking people like him questions.

“I have been at the side of him for a couple of camps and I have never been scared of going up to him and asking about opinions.

“My chats with Carl has definitely brought me on.

“I have been in the WBO rankings for a couple of years, I have earned my stripes and once I come thorough Davies I don’t believe that world title shot is far away.”

Catterall’s contest with Davies will mark his fourth outing under the tutelage of Moore, which has so far seen two first-round stoppages and a tough points win against a game Tyrone McKenna.

“I feed off everybody’s energy and the gym environment is only going to help me learn and progress in my fight.

“McKenna was a good learning fight. It was only my third with the new team and the previous fights both only went a round.

“It was nice to get the rounds in with Jamie and Nigel Travis in the corner.”

While Davies has built quite a reputation as one of Britain’s biggest trash talkers, he has kept to his word on this occasion kept quiet. Nonetheless, Catterall insists it will make no difference if Davies talks trash or not.

“I couldn’t care less if he is ranting about me or keeping his mouth shut.

“It won’t make any difference to what happens in the fight and that is all I am focused on.

“It is going to be a tough fight. He has had some good wins over the last couple of years, and he has power, but I believe in my ability to overcome what he has got.”

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