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Jack Catterall opens up on trainer switch

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The 24-year-old now is now schooled by Salford-based coach Jamie Moore.

Boxing at First Direct Arena Leeds Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Jack Catterall recently revealed he is now training under former British and European super welterweight champion Jamie Moore.

The Lancashire-born puncher is undefeated in 19 bouts with ten wins coming by way of knock out.

The announcement came as a surprise, but the 24-year-old insists his decision to split with previous coach Haroon Headley was amicable and the pair remain on good terms.

Speaking to BoxNation's Podcast, Catterall said:

"It was a decision I didn’t take lightly."

"Me and Haroon have had a good run. We had three fights together, and three good wins. But I just felt like it was a time in my career where, like all fighters, you need to put yourself first.

"I needed a fresh start, I’m hungry now to get stuck in to these big fights. I feel like this move now going forward, I can keep progressing from where I’ve left off.

"I won that British Title [against Tyrone Nurse] with Haroon, had an amazing night in Leeds last year, but on to bigger and better things."

And Moore’s stable is thriving at the moment, with the Salford-based trainer working with Carl Frampton, Rocky Fielding, Martin Murray, Tommy Coyle and more.

Catterall, nicknamed, "El Gato" is confident that Moore's busy gym is the right place for him:

"I enjoy that. I like to keep quiet, I like to mind my own business and get down to the hard work. Like you said, there’s a lot of characters in this gym now."

"I’ve been in the gym for two weeks with Jamie. I feel like I’ve already made small improvements, picking up things off other fighters.

"Having Jamie in the gym as well, from his experience as a fighter and a trainer, it’s been really good. A happy fighter is a dangerous fighter. It’s well organised.

"I think there’s ten professional fighters now, but everyone’s split up. Everyone gets their individual time to get their work done,” he added.