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Jack Catterall vs Josh Taylor Prediction and Odds (Back Taylor in Long Fight)

Josh Taylor is 18-0 in his career.
Josh Taylor is 18-0 in his career. / Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc/GettyImages

We have ourselves a title fight on Saturday. Josh Taylor and the Jack Catterall will square off for the undisputed light-welterweight championship of the world. This is Taylor's first title defense since unifying the belt in May of last year.

Both fighters come into this bout undefeated. Taylor is 18-0, 13KOs and Catterall is 26-0, 13KOs. The odds say this fight won't be much of one, but with this many belts on the line, it is bound to be one.

Can Catterall take the crown away from him as fast as he got it?

Let's check out the odds, courtesy of WynnBET.

Taylor vs. Catterall Prediction

Based on what we know about the fight, this one isn’t set up to be a classic. Catterall is fighting for the first time since 2020, which makes this one heck of a return fight. 

Taylor is a MASSIVE favorite, with his odds to win this fight at -1425. Catterall is +875 on the moneyline, but that still gives him the second-best odds to beat Taylor out of the last five fighters who’ve faced him. 

Taylor is the undisputed light-welterweight of the world. He has all the belts and I expect him to keep them after this fight. With -1425 odds, a moneyline bet isn’t even worth it. 

To get any kind of value in this fight, you’d have to go to either the over/under on rounds or the method of victory. 

The rounds over/under is at 10.5 (Over: -135/Under: +105). Despite being a massive favorite, the over is the play to go here. Three of Catterall’s last four fights have ended in a decision. As for Catterall, four of his last five fights have gone the distance. Even if Taylor gets a knockout late, this would still give you some breathing room.

You can find Donnavan Smoot’s full betting record here.