The biggest fight of Katie Taylor‘s pro career will take place tonight in New York.
The Wicklow lightweight fights at the famous Madison Square Garden Arena where she will defend her WBA and IBF titles versus former amateur rival and reigning WBC super feather champion Eva Wahlström of Finland.
On paper, the toughest opponent of Taylor’s pro career to date, the Bray boxer’s test plays on on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez’s clash with super middleweight contender Rocky Fielding.
👑👑 IBF & WBA World Lightweight Champ @KatieTaylor puts her belts on the line vs old amateur rival, now unbeaten pro Eva Wahlstrom!
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) December 15, 2018
The television card is due to start at 6:00pm local time (11:00pm Irish time) and Taylor v Wahlström is the third fight on the running order.
The bout is expected to take place some time just after midnight in Ireland and will be aired live on the DAZN over-the-top streaming service and, in the UK and Ireland, on Sky Sports Main Event.
Following Taylor’s fight there will be a further three contests before the main event in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The running order for the night in full is:
Bilal Akkawy v Victor Fonseca
Yves Ulysses Jr v Maximilliano Becerra
Lamont Roach v Alberto Mercado
Katie Taylor v Eva Wahlstrom
Ryan Garcia v Braulio Rodriguez
Sadam Ali v Mauricio Herrera
Tevin Farmer v Francisco Fonseca
Canelo Alvarez v Rocky Fielding