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Katie Taylor wary of ‘very, very dangerous’ Miriam Gutierrez

Miriam Gutierrez [13(7)-0] has the power to upset the odds tomorrow night warns Katie Taylor [16(6)-0].

The Bray native puts her four lightweight world titles and status as undisputed queen on the line, against a fighter the WBA instilled as a mandatory challenger, in Wembely Arena.

Many predict the clash is a well earned tick over outing for the trailblazer and one that will allow her to shine on a card that has been inspired by her success.

However, one of Ireland’s greatest ever sports stars, warns the 37-year-old Spaniard is no push over – and admits she will have to watch out for her opponents power in the third of three women’s world title fights on the Matchroom card.

She’s obviously very, very dangerous,” Taylor told Sky Sports ahead of the Matchroom card.

“No easy fights at this stage. She’s coming into this fight unbeaten as well. Two unbeaten fighters putting everything on the line tomorrow night.

“She is big, she is strong, she has a big punch, anything can happen I guess in professional boxing.

“I’m ready for a tough, 10 round battle. Ready to go into the trenches, if need be.”

It’s not that Taylor isn’t confident of victory, quite the opposite, she claims she is in peak form, more she is just wary of complacency and the damage it can do.

“Complacency is very, very dangerous. I’m ready for whatever comes my way. People haven’t seen the best of me.

“Every belt is on the line. She has a lot to fight for. But this is the position I’ve always wanted to be in, defending my titles. I’m prepared to walk away the Undisputed Champion.”

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