Catterall shows his class by battering experienced Pole

Jack Catterall lands a left hook on Krzysztof Szot
Jack Catterall lands a left hook on Krzysztof Szot

Hot prospect Jack Catterall gave Krzysztof Szot a severe beating on Saturday, easily outpointing his Polish opponent in his first bout fighting for Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions.

The Chorley ace was too fast for Szot, landing a number of powerful shots to the body throughout the eight rounds at Liverpool’s Olympia Arena.

Referee Alvin Finch scored the bout 80-72 in favour of Catterall, and the victory improves his record to 8-0-0

(four KOs).

The young light-welterweight said: “I enjoyed that fight. I knew he was tough and durable, I picked some nice shots and I really enjoyed it.”

Catterall last fought in March against Lithuanian Aleksas Vaseris with the 20-year-old knocking out his opponent in the fifth round at the Bowlers Arena in Manchester.

Well-travelled Szot was expected to be a tough test for Catterall who was competing in his first eight-round fight of his career.

But the 35-year-old, who now has a record of 18 victories, 13 defeats and one draw was never in it, with Catterall easily winning every round.

Catterall started strongly, landing a number of body shots early in the first round with Szot acknowledging the more powerful shots with a nod of the head.

The impressive Catterall continued to be the aggressor in the second round, with the southpaw working the body of Szot and finishing the round with two big left hands, which bust the nose of the Pole.

Szot started the third almost swinging himself off his feet with wild right hands but Catterall dealt with it easily showing his class by manoeuvring out of Szot’s range.

As the round progressed, Catterall upped the pace and landed big shots to the temple and nose of Szot, which left the Pole in a bloody mess.

Round four was much of the same with Catterall easing off the pressure but still landing good combinations.

As the fight progressed rounds five and six were almost a mirror image with Szot landing next to nothing on the quick-footed Catterall.

But the Pole has only ever been stopped twice in his career and it was shown why throughout the eight rounds.

The final round saw Catterall open up landing big left and right hands to the body and temple of Szot, who to his credit sucked up the remaining shots in the final seconds and had no complaints as the points decision was announced by Mark Burdis.