Katie Taylor has taken the world of boxing by storm and just like she did during the amateurs has helped the female side of the game gain its share of the spotlight.
The Bray sensation unified lightweight world titles before 10 fights have passed, brought female boxing to the top of a Sky Sports broadcast bill for the first time, has won plaudits from pro greats and fans a like and is only getting started.
However, like any all time great the five time World amateur champion could need a real nemesis to grab real casual attention outside of Ireland.
Team Taylor seem all to aware that is the case and names like Heather Hardy, Holly Holm and even Ronda Rousey have been mentioned as fighters that will allow her show her true quality to a wide American audience.
The potential rematch with former amateur foe and now featherweight World champion Nathasa Jonas should be a headline grabber while bouts with American Claressa Shields and the Barry McGuigan promoted Chantelle Cameron can be built.
Having unified titles with victory over Victoria Noelia Bustos Stateside in April- in a fight that won high praise from the pundits and fans that saw it live- the aim was to become undisputed champion before the year was out.
The plan by all accounts was WBO champ Rose Volante this Summer, a big name in American in September before a fight with Delfine Persoon for the WBC strap before the end of the year.
However, despite the might of Matchroom making her the cash cow of the division securing opponents seems to a problem. Volante obviously wasn’t keen to come to London and fight on the Dylan Whyte Joseph Parker undercard and two time former world title challenger Kimberly Connor provides the July 28opposition.
It’s a case of another Katie Taylor fight, another mismatched opponent according to Sportsbettingdime.com dime, who cover every aspect of sports betting imaginable.
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The lightweight champion will likely open as a huge -5000 (or greater) favorite against Kimberly Connor, the latest lamb for the slaughter.
Those odds would mirror her opening lines against Jessica McCaskill and Jasmine Clarkson, two other mismatched Americans.
The 37-year-old Connor already has three losses on her resume, including a lopsided unanimous decision to Victoria Bustos in March 2017, the same fighter that Taylor just pummelled in April. Forego the pencil and put her down for a fourth loss in permanent marker on July 28.