Katie Taylor challenger Miriam ‘Niall Quinn’ Gutierrez is coming to fight warns her manager

Miriam Gutierrez [13(5)-0] is coming to fight warns her manager Óscar Sánchez.

The Spaniard challenges Katie Taylor [16(6)-0] for all four lightweight world titles come November 14.

Despite working her way into the mandatory position for the WBA strap, Gutierrez isn’t one of female boxing’s bigger names.

The 37-year-old doesn’t fit into the ‘mega fight’ category and although Taylor argues otherwise isn’t deemed a massive threat.

However, her manager warns against Gutierrez complacency, telling Irish fight fans via Irish-boxing.com his charge is coming to fight.

“Miriam has long been preparing for this fight. You will see a boxer with instinct and heart in the ring on November 14,” Sanchez told Irish-boxing.com.  

“Miriam stands out for her perseverance and power. She will fight, giving 100% throughout and show her boxing ability and the preparation she put in.”

There are those who argue Delfine Persoon has revealed the get at Taylor blueprint. The Belgian ultimately couldn’t defeat the undisputed lightweight world champion, but did give the Irish fighter her toughest nights to date via an aggressive all action approach.

Gutierrez won’t try and copy that game plan according to her manager, who believes the fight will play out at middle distance.

“I think that in the middle distance we will be able to see the real boxing of the two fighters,” he adds before revealing November 14 will be a dream occasion for the challenger.   

“It’s a dream come true and the reward for her hard work.”

As a local counselor, a fighter of note and a domestic abuse campaigner, ‘La Reina’ has a profile in Spain, but it’s nothing compared to the notoriety and fame Taylor has at home and indeed further afield.

Making a clever comparison, Snachez explains: “Profile wise is not a Robbie Keane like Taylor but more a Niall Quinn!”

However, this world title fight will propel her into the spotlight and further develop women’s boxing in her home country.  

“Women’s boxing is getting stronger in Spain and thanks to Miriam and a fight like this, we will give a further push to women’s boxing, a push that is still necessary.”


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