British boxing champ Jack Catterall condemned for standing on ferret during strange footwork training exercise
Frank Warren, Jack's promoter uploaded the video on Twitter with the caption: "This is some footwork drill from @jack_catt93"
World Boxing Organization's intercontinental super lightweight champion, Jack Catterall, has been condemned for standing on top of a ferret in what is being viewed as a cruel and strange training video.
Frank Warren, Catterall's promoter, was also slammed by many users on Twitter for uploading the video to his page. The British champion is currently prepping for his big showdown with Mohamed Kani on May 19 at Elland Road, England.
The fighter, who has a superb winning streak of 20-0, has come under fire for the disastrous training video where Catterall has food strapped to his feet and then two live ferrets were put on the ground to try and get the champion to improve his footwork.
NEW VIDEO: @jack_catt93 and trainer @JamieMoore777 speak to BBTV ahead of WBO Intercontinental Title fight this weekend on @frankwarren_tv big Selby v Warrington card from Elland Roadhttps://t.co/pOcQIJ1szS pic.twitter.com/O2W7TqdQCf— British Boxing (@britishboxers) May 14, 2018
During the process of trying to avoid the ferrets and improve his footwork, Catterall ends up even stepping on one of the poor animals.
Warren had initially shared the video on his Twitter page with the caption: "This is some footwork drill from @jack_catt93". The video has since been deleted from Warren's Twitter page.
Needless to say, the display of animal cruelty did not go down well with viewers who were quick to tear down the boxer.
This is why you've got left behind by hearn.... Bet tyson was gutted he renewed his contract with you— Jamie woodland (@wrasse22) May 14, 2018
One angry Twitter user demanded that the video be deleted while another user called Warren a "tool".
That's out of order. Disgusting— Stuart Smith-Hutchon (@sshdevelopments) May 14, 2018
He almost trod on one of the poor things. Dunno why you'd share this.— Scott (@Snedders_82) May 14, 2018
The video ends in a very abrupt fashion and you can hear the person who is filming screaming: "Just squashed..."
The man in the video next to Catterall, who is holding the two helpless ferrets, says in the beginning: "It's wind down week and we are just going to get the footwork moving."
The boxer is currently training under former British and European super light-middleweight champion Jamie Moore. He has also sparred with the legend Floyd Mayweather Jr and Middleweight Canelo Alvarez.