CHORLEY’S Jack Catterall says he will not under-estimate his next opponent Nathan Hardy later this month.

The 24-year-old insists he is in a ‘good place’ after the news that he has linked up with former EBU (European) Super Welterweight winner Jamie Moore.

The bout at the Preston Guild Hall on March 31 will be the first chance for ‘El Gato’ to put all their hard work in the gym into practice.

He said: “Everything has been good over the last month as we have made a few chances to our team with Jamie (Moore) as my new trainer.

“It will be a good chance to get back in the ring as my last fight in October.

“If I can get through it then I can move onto bigger ones in May but I am not going to under-estimate my opponent.

“You cannot overlook anything or take your foot off the gas.

“I have not had a look at my opponent yet but will know what to expect soon.

“I am looking to put in a dominant performance and am really excited about getting in the ring.

“I just cannot wait to put things in motion again.”

Catterall defeated Tyrone Nurse back in October at the First Direct Arena in Leeds in the British Super Lightweight title when Nurse had a cut below the left eye when there was a clash of heads in the fourth round.

He boasts an impressive record on 19 wins - with 10 by knockout and Catterall is looking to mark the special milestone with 20 victories in his career.

Among the career highlights include WBO Inter-Continental Super Lightweight Champion (2015-present), WBO European Light Welterweight Championship (2014-2016) and BBBofC Central Area Light Welterweight Championship (2014).

The southpaw insists that he is excited about the fight closer to his hometown.

He said: “It is really good as I have a lot of people who travel around other arenas supporting me but this is a chance for more people to see me nearer home.”

Catterall insists he has been impressed by Jamie Moore since moving to his stable.

He said: “Jamie has been fantastic and is a left hander or southpaw like me.

“He fought to a good level and and with his experience I think I can learn a lot from him and can keep going up.

“I think it has given me a new lease of life as I will not be just able to be comfortable and he will be pushing me on.

“I can look on it with excitement and it should give me a lot of motivation.

“They say a happy fighter is a dangerous fighter and I hope that is the case because there have been times in the past where I may not have been enjoying it as much as I should have been.”

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