Catterall spars with Mayweather

pictured are  Light-middleweight Cecil McCalla, middleweight Jamie Cox and Jack Catterall.
pictured are Light-middleweight Cecil McCalla, middleweight Jamie Cox and Jack Catterall.

Rising Chorley boxing star Jack Catterall has been putting one of the legends of the sport through his paces this week.

The 21-year-old WBO European super lightweight champion has been in Las Vegas sparring with undefeated welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather.

The American is busy preparing for his forthcoming blockbuster fight against Filipino Manny Pacquiao.

Like Pacquiao, Catterall is a south paw and was seen as providing perfect preparation when he got in the ring with Mayweather at the champion’s own gym.

The boxing greats are set to meet on Saturday, May 2,at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas.

The fight is expected to be the most expensive bout ever to be shown live on pay-per-view television.