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Carl Frampton

Jack deserves to be the Catt who finally gets the cream by being given a shot at Ramirez

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Jack Catterall (left) after fighting Tyrone McKenna at Belfast’s SSE Arena

Jack Catterall (left) after fighting Tyrone McKenna at Belfast’s SSE Arena

Jack Catterall (left) after fighting Tyrone McKenna at Belfast’s SSE Arena

Boxing politics can stifle any career and my gym-mate Jack Catterall has been sitting in a mandatory position for around 18 months now, but the world will finally get a chance to see what he can really do.

Even more so, Jack can go from being one of the most frustrated fighters on the planet to setting himself up for life if he can beat WBO and WBC light-welterweight champion Jose Ramirez. Immediately after Ramirez outpointed Viktor Postol last weekend in Vegas, the WBO ordered that negotiations start for his fight with Jack.

If negotiations do not work out, the fight will go to purse bids. If Jack wins, that would set up a unification fight with IBF/WBA champion Josh Taylor for all four belts — and a massive pay day for both men.