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Katie Taylor Undercard? – U.S. Teen Prospect wants Katelynn Phelan Fight

Less than 24 hours after she went to Germany to successfully ambush Jessica Schadko, Katelynn Phelan [4(1)-0] is being linked to another major fight and some massive cards.

Further proving the magnitude and career-changing nature of the Deutsche demolition job, the Kildare native has become a target for American prospect Summer Lynn [2(1)-0].

Indeed, it’s been suggested the 20-year-old could trade leather with the teen on the undercard of a massive Jessica McCaskill v Katie Taylor rematch – if that ever comes to fruition.

19-year-old Lynn’s manager, Rick Ramos – who Irish fans will know as the charismatic manager and coach of former Taylor foe and current undisputed welterweight world champ McCaskill – believes a clash between the two prospects would be ideal for their return.

Tweeting Irish-Boxing.com, he claimed his charge wanted ‘that smoke’, but he was a bit more reserved when contacted for comment, seeing sense in letting it build, although suggesting it would be ideal for the aforementioned card.

Both undisputed fighters would have to come through respective world title fights – Taylor defends against Miriam Gutierrez on November 14th and McCaskill faces an early 2021 Cecilia Brækhaus return – and then agree terms. However, the mere fact a Phelan appearance is already being mooted does show the value of the German win.

“I think a fight between Katelynn Phelan and Summer Lynn could be a great match-up. I do think it might be early for both of them from a marketing standpoint, but I think it would be a good addition to the undercard of Katie Taylor vs Jessica McCaskill if that happens,” Ramos told Irish-Boxing.com.

Ramos also believes the fight would be a fit for the McCaskill-Brækhaus return and thinks it could be a historic and marketable scrap if the WBO Youth title is also thrown into the mix.

“I think having two young and hungry kids fighting for all the Junior titles is exciting and new, not only female boxing, but for boxing as a whole. I don’t think it’s been done before. A welterweight unification bout for all the Junior titles would be a great marketing idea. I think Eddie Hearn should look this idea.”

If the fight is made, Ramos has no doubt Summer would shine and a fighter who has been sparring McCaskill since she was a child would stop the St Brigid’s graduate.

“Summer Lynn has been in combat sports she was eight years old. She is a multi[-time] national jiu-jitsu, wrestling, judo, and boxing champion. She is a no-nonsense box-puncher. She has been sparring with Jessica McCaskill since she was 13 years old.”

“Summer will stop Katelynn with the distance of a title fight. I am extremely confident of that,” he added before explaining he targeted Schadko for Lynn, only to be rebuffed.

“I originally wanted Summer to fight the German girl – Jessica Schadko. She has a great record and clearly she is beatable. Schadko’s people told me Summer needed fights for them to be interested.”

Phelan arrived home to Ireland this evening with her belts and a period of gradual building following Saturday’s smash-and-grab has been suggested by her team. With that said, the chance of a fight on a major card, especially one headlined by her hero Taylor, could be too good to turn down.

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