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Katie Taylor hoping for ‘historic’ fight in the Autumn

Boxing ground breaker Katie Taylor [14(6)-0] achieved the first goal she set herself when she turned pro last Saturday night.

The Bray fighter became undisputed lightweight world champion with victory over Delfine Persoon in Madison Square Garden.

The win saw the London 2012 Olympic gold medal winner join some legendary names as undisputed champions in the four belt era and make history as the first Irish fighter to unify an entire division.

Some have been wondering how that achievement can be topped and asking where do you go from here?

However, Taylor is adamant there is more history to be made. Indeed, the Wicklow sensation claims the best has yet to come and now having banked the belts wants to become a mega fight fighter.

“The best is yet to come. There are still some big fights out there for me. I’m 14-0 now as a pro. I’ve got five belts including the Ring Magazine belt which is incredible.”

“It’s more than a dream really. Ever since I turned pro it was always a dream to become the undisputed champion and here I am now, the undisputed champion and it’s incredible.”

Considering the Matchroom fighter’s bout with Persoon has been heralded as the ‘greatest female fight of all time’, the rematch should be a big fight.

However, it doesn’t seem that will happen next. Indeed two other ‘mega’ options are being explored.

The undisputed fighter reveals she will be back out as early as September or October time, which may leave room for a December dust up, and according to her manager Brian Peters, seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano has already been discussed.

Taylor herself would love a Serrano meeting and also has also targeted fellow undisputed champion – at welterweight – Cecilia Braekhus – and she points out both clashes will be historic. 

“The plan is to fight again in September or October, there are plenty of big fights out there the likes of Amanda Serrano or Cecilia Braekhus.”

“They are history-making fights, some of the biggest fights in boxing, not just women’s boxing, but boxing as a whole.”

“These are mega fights. I can’t wait to step in the ring and continue to make history in the sport.”


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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 sports for a living for over 20 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