CHORLEY’S British Super-Lightweight champion Jack Catterall is champing at the bit to get back in the ring on Saturday night when he takes on Nathan Hardy at Preston’s Guild Hall.

The 24-year-old believes it will be a good chance for some of his fans to watch him closer to home.

He said: “I am really looking forward to fighting again.

“It is so boring for me as all the hard work has been done and I am not doing too much in the gym.

“I am used to going 100 miles per hour into everything so it is a bit frustrating.

“I suppose it is nice in the sense that you get to relax but I need to be active.

“It is a nice small show which is a good one to get the local people who have been spending money to watch my fights and give something back to them.

“They travel to see me and stay in hotels so it will be good if they don’t spend as much.”

‘El Gato’ insists he is enjoying working with Jamie Moore and also at the VIP Gym which includes the likes of Carl Frampton and Martin Murray.

He said: “It is brilliant for me training with them.

“Spending time with them I get to ask them about being World Champions and you know you can learn off them.

“You know what it is like at the highest level and hopefully their tips will help me.

“You see how hard they are working for the success and it makes me want to achieve it.

“Jamie has changed my mindset and he knows that I can fight it is just about adding certain things that will make a difference at the highest level.

“I need to keep listening to him and improving.”

Rumours have been circulating that once Catterall sees off the challenge of Hardy that he will be on the Lee Selby v Josh Warrington undercard at Elland Road in May.

However, Catterall insists he does not look any further than his next bout.

“I want to put on a strong performance on Saturday,” he said.

“I am scheduled to be involved on that bill but I don’t under-estimate any opponent and this will be no different.

“He is a sturdy enough opponent and I expect to come through it and I just want to try to get the job done.”

Catterall insists he has been working hard in training to be ready for the bout.

He said “It has gone really well as I had a couple of days off at Christmas but I worked hard to keep myself in shape.

“We went away to Tenerife which was good for me mentally as it can be a bit monotonous going to the gym every day.

“It meant I could get some fresh air and was a change of scenery.”

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