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Katie Taylor “can’t really be too disappointed” at lack of Irish world title homecoming

Never one to really complain, Katie Taylor [6(4)-0] claims she can have no qualms about where her World title challenge is being hosted.

When he first signed one of Ireland’s greatest ever sports stars and sporting ambassadors, Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn pitched a scenario that would have the Olympic gold medal winner work her way to World level abroad and would ultimately see her challenge for the title in Dublin.

However, the ‘homecoming’ has been put on the long finger and one of the greatest amateur fighters of all time faces Argentine Anahi Sanchez [17(9)-2(1)] for the WBA lightweight title on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight IBF-WBA title fight against Carlos Takam on Saturday in Cardiff at the Principality Stadium.

The Bray puncher states that being on such a big card leaves her little reason to complain.

“I can’t really be too disappointed,” she told IFL TV.

“I am boxing on one of the biggest shows, another Anthony Joshua undercard, it’s fantastic to be fighting again on such a big platform and there are plenty of Irish people travelling over for it as well.”

“The support is going to be great,” Taylor added before revealing she expects to fight at home in 2018.

“I hope so. The homecoming is definitely coming sometime next year. Hopefully to unify the belts. ”

Hearn had subsequently floated the idea of a St Patrick’s Day homecoming at the 3Arena, however this is far from confirmed, with the English promoter also open to heading to Madison Square Garden that date for a New York double header with IBF-WBA bantamweight champ Ryan Burnett.

All this talk will be irrelevent though if Taylor can not dethrone Sanchez tomorrow night, live on Sky Box Office.

Watch Katie Taylor’s IFL interview below:



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