Jack Catterall has revealed that he is the man doing all the talking ahead of his big fight against Ohara Davies.
The Chorley man believes regular chats with gym-mate Carl Frampton are playing a key role ahead of his WBO intercontinental super-lightweight title defence against the Londoner at Leicester’s Morningside Arena on October 6.
WBO ranked No 2 Catterall (22-0) and two-weight world champion Frampton are both trained by Jamie Moore and the Chorley ace said: “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, 25, will be having his fourth fight under Moore which has so far yielded a pair of first round stoppages and a hard fought points win against Tyrone McKenna.
He added: “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.”
Davies (18-1) has a reputation as one of boxing’s greatest trash talkers, but so far has stuck to his promise not to goad Catterall ahead of their much anticipated showdown.
Catterall says: “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.”
‘The Time Is Now’ is headlined by Jack Catterall v Ohara Davies. Leicester’s own, Lyon Woodstock defends his WBO European Super-Featherweight title against Archie Sharp. Heavyweight prospect Daniel Dubois takes on former world title challenger Kevin Johnson. Olympian and double gold medallist Nicola Adams and Leicester’s British Super-Featherweight champion Sam Bowen also feature on a major night of boxing televised live on BT Sport.
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