British light-welterweight star Jack Catterall scored a unanimous points victory over veteran Jorge Linares at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.

The Chorley fighter never really got out of first gear as he easily outpointed the 38-year-old Venezuelan who looked every bit his age.

The scorecards read 117 – 111 and 116 – 112 twice to Catterall who now boasts a record of 28 wins and one defeat.

The defeat being a highly controversial points loss to Josh Taylor last February. After the fight there was only one man on Catterall’s lips.

“Taylor where are you? Let’s have it you sh** house.

“The dream is always to win a world title but it’s personal between me and Taylor so let’s make that fight,” Catterall said.

This followed comments on X made by Taylor saying “Jack (Catterall) couldn’t finish a Sunday roast!”

The undefeated Brit never really looked like securing a knockout throughout the fight apart from in the fifth round when he stunned Linares with a left hand forcing him to grab the ropes.

Matchroom front man and Catterall’s promoter Eddie Hearn said “(Catterall had) too much respect for Linares… he’s a legend of the sport. There will be no respect with Josh Taylor.”

The Chorley fighter then added that bigger tests would bring out better performances.

“Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis will bring the best out of me, I had too much respect for Jorge (Linares) tonight.”

This was Linares’ fourth time fighting on British soil and his first defeat against a UK fighter.

The veteran now has a record of 47 wins and nine defeats, having lost his last four fights.

Watch Linares speaking to Merseysportlive, below: