It has been a week of real highs for Chorley’s boxing sensation Jack Catterall.
A week ago, he claimed his seventh professional victory after he made light work of Lithuanian Aleksas Vaseris.
The light-welterweight then made a career-defining decision by signing a three-year contract with one of Britain’s largest boxing companies, Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions.
Catterall returned almost immediately to the gym after his last fight, taking to the ring to spar with former WBA and IBF world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan.
Catterall is absolutely delighted with the way things have progressed and is pleased to have tied down a contract with a big promoter.
He said: “It has been a great week for me in my career.
“After winning my fight last Saturday, I then signed on Tuesday and sparred with Amir Khan two days later.
“The Frank Warren deal is really big for me.
“We had talks last year, things then progressed and I signed two weeks ago.
“I have had fights without a promoter and it has been tough.
“But now this deal gives me a bit of security and it gives me a real platform to show people what I can do.”
Catterall took on Khan twice in the ring and will be sparring with him for a third time this week.
And he is relishing the experiences with Khan and feels it’s a great test to see where he is at.
He added: “The Amir Khan sparring topped a real proud week for me.
“It was a great experience and it gives me an idea where I am – Amir is an elite fighter and it was a great test.
“I can only learn from things like that.
“Now I’m really looking forward to getting back in the ring.
“I’m hungry and I want to learn, I’m back on a strict diet and training well.”
Jack,20, is lining up a fight in Liverpool on May 17 and then has hopes for another fight two months later, and has major sights on a title bout towards the end of the year.
He said: “I know with my ability in the ring and Frank’s promotional talent, I can achieve my potential.
“I’m in this business to become the best and to become a world champion.
“But first my dream is to win the British title.”