Here’s why ’embarrassed’ is in vogue after Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall

After the controversial split decision in favor of Josh Taylor over Jack Catterall, the word ’embarrassed’ started trending on Twitter.

Super light without question Boxing champion Josh Taylor is be ashamed challenger Jack Catterall in front of his home country Scotland on Saturday, February 26. Taylor won the warbut social media is calling the result of the match an embarrassment.

Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) was an overwhelming favorite against must-have rival Catterall (26-1, 13 KOs), but Catterall knocked Taylor out in round 8 and won nearly every significant statistic. According to CompuBox, Catterall knocked Taylor from 120 to 73 and threw 219 more punches.

However, Taylor is still the benefactor of a narrow victory. OVO Hydro Arena didn’t have a score problem, but Twitter certainly did. One judge fought for Catterall for 113-112, but others had it 114-111 and 113-112 for Taylor.

Both Taylor and Catterall were unreasonably penalized, but the knockdown, coupled with the CompuBox stats, makes for a reason why Catterall is worthy of the undisputed new ultralight champion.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the decision between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall Here’s why ’embarrassed’ is in vogue after Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall

John Verrall

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