Top Rank President Todd DuBoef, who represents undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor, believes his boxer did enough to overcome mandatory challenger Jack Catterall last Saturday night in Manchester.

Taylor, who struggled with Catterall's style and was dropped for the first time in his career, won a very tight twelve round split decision.

The judges saw it 113-112 and 114-111 for Taylor, with a third scoring it 113-112 for Catterall.

While Taylor felt that he did enough to win, there are many observers who strongly feel that Catterall was robbed of a win.

DuBoef watched the fight closely and tabbed Taylor with pulling ahead in the second half.

“I mean I think the knockdown was one thing, but I felt he started coming on in the late rounds, and in the back half of the fight I thought he started just getting into his gameplan," DuBoef told Give Me Sport.

“He started not letting him tie him up so much, being the aggressor, pushing him back, and that’s when he really did start getting back into it. Josh showed his champion mentality coming back in the way that he did. It was very impressive. But he did dig a hole for himself.

“It was a horrible, sloppy fight to score. You had points taken here, points taken there. It was a very difficult fight to score. But I think at the end of the day, he got it done.”

As far as Taylor's next move in the sport - DuBoef explains that nothing is currently set in stone.

However, the unbeaten Scottish star revealed in several statements that he plans to move up to welterweight.

“I feel like it’s like we’re served up all these questions that we have to respond to in two seconds, right? It’s like, is he going to fight Kell Brook, is he going to fight Terence Crawford, is he going to fight Shawn Porter? I mean, it’s so difficult. It’s not like a ping pong match where you have to return a ball right away. I think you have to sit down, right?," DuBoef said.

“Ben and him have enough conversations and they have to say, listen, we’re not staying at 140, we’re definitely going up to 147, we want some fun thing maybe in between until we get a title fight, I don’t know, so we’ll have those conversations.”