Arnie Fest – Katie Taylor to team up with Arnold Schwarzenegger

The ultimate 80’s and 90’s action hero and the present-day all-action trailblazer will pair up in England later this year.

Undisputed lightweight world boxing champion, Katie Taylor will come face to face with the undisputed king of the one-liners and star of cult classics such as Total Recall, Predator, True Lies and Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger in Birmingham in late October.

Taylor has invited to take part in the Arnold Sports Festival in Birmingham’s NEC on October 1-3 and becomes the first woman to be a ‘Meet Your Heroes’ guest.

The pound for pound #1 joins famous sports personalities such as eight-time Olympic gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt and former Conor McGregor foe and current Willo Flood bad books member Khabib Nurmagomedov at the festival.

Over 60,000 people are expected to come to meet Arnie and co and will get the opportunity to greet their heros as well as listen to their life stories.

Announcing the new the Arnold Sports Festival said:

We are proud to announce our FIRST FEMALE ‘Meet Your Heroes’ guest…The current undefeated undisputed lightweight champion of the world and widely regarded as one, if not the best female boxer on the planet, Katie TaylorKatie burst onto the boxing scene in 2012 where she became Olympic gold medalist at the London 2012 Olympics but it was not until 2016 that she took the step to turn professional. With great promise hype and intrigue, Katie came through her debut in emphatic fashion with a 3rd round TKO and from there, the only way was only up.In 2017, Taylor won her first world title by successfully beating Anahí Ester Sánchez and then further cemented her boxing status by capturing another world title in the year of 2018 by beating Victoria Bustos in New York. Katie then captured the WBO title in 2019 before becoming Undisputed champion in the following fight against Delfine Persoon in Madison Square Garden which solidified the Irish superstar as one of the best female boxers on the planet.The 17-0 undefeated champion has become an icon in her home country of Ireland as well as around the world for all females to look up to with her slick skills and style bringing in many eyes across the sporting world.We cannot to host Katie at the Arnold Sports Festival UK on Sunday 3rd October 2021!Katie Taylor photo upgrade tickets will go on sale on the following dates on www.arnoldsportsfestivaluk.com

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com