Jack Catterall is finally set to have his chance to become world champion  – and the unbeaten star is ready to seize the opportunity with both hands.

The WBO recently announced that mandatory challenger Catterall will be the next opponent for WBO and WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez, following Ramirez’s win over Viktor Postol in Las Vegas last weekend.

It means that Catterall (25-0, 13KOs) will get his long-awaited shot against Ramirez (26-0, 17KOs) after nearly two years as mandatory, and he’s vowed to take full advantage of the chance.

Catterall said: “Of course, this year has been hard for all sports and as a professional athlete, it’s been frustrating not being able to fight.

“I have been mandatory for well over 18 months, so it’s finally a relief that the fight has now been ordered. I have been continuously keeping fit and well but now I can start planning training camp for a fight.

“I believe in my ability. I have the skill-set to beat Ramirez. I don’t expect an easy fight, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I know there are certain things and weaknesses that I can capitalise on. I truly believe this fight will bring the best out of me.

“I will prepare like always. I will go above and beyond to be the best version of Jack Catterall come fight night. I will have a good time to prepare so I can use the correct sparring partners that will help me execute the things I have already been working on whilst staying fit during the lockdown.”