Former cruiserweight champion and Sky Sports pundit, Johnny Nelson, believes Josh Taylor will be far better prepared for the second fight with Jack Catterall.
Back in February, Taylor was dropped and won a controversial twelve round split decision over Catterall to retain the undisputed junior welterweight crown.
The two will meet for a second time in the month of March, with the WBO world title at stake.
Taylor had a lot of trouble with Catterall's boxing style the first time around.
Nelson does not expect Taylor to have any struggles when they meet again.
He feels the scenario could be similar to the two-fight series between Carl Froch and George Groves. Froch was shocked the first time around by the style of Groves, but closed the show with a brutal one punch knockout when they met for a second time.
"I don't think lightning is going to strike twice, I think Taylor will do him. I think that opportunity has gone now, the art of surprise that Catterall had on Taylor was then, it's gone now, which is a shame for Catterall," Nelson told Sky Sports.
"Taylor's got to prove that he messed up and can beat Catterall. Now he's hurting more. It reminds me of Carl Froch and George Groves. Groves shocked Froch in the first fight, but then Carl did his homework, put the work in, and showed he was the better fighter.
"It's not so much about the time between the fights, but the first fight has given Taylor a chance. He was very lucky, he made a mistake and underestimated Catterall, thinking it was going to be really easy, so now he's learnt a lesson and still kept his belts."
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