Katie Taylor will be seeking to extend her dominance over Switzerland’s Sandra Brugger and Norway’s Ingrid Egner at the Royal Hotel in her hometown of Bray over the next 24 hours.
She meets Brugger, an opponent she has beaten three times already, this evening, and faces Egner, who she has beaten twice, tomorrow night in the main events on two extensive fight cards featuring some top class young boxers.
Brugger, who was stopped by Taylor in the second round of the 2007 European 60Kg final, is no stranger to Ireland as she was beaten by the Taylor in Bray four years ago.
Egner, a molecular biologist, was beaten by Taylor in the Irishwoman’s first full international in Oslo in 2004 and on a split decision in London in 2010.
Pete Taylor and Zuar Antia will be working Taylor’s corner over the next 24 hours, and Taylor senior reckons it will be tough.
“Katie is in against two world class boxers in Sandra and Ingrid and she’ll have her work cut out. Nothing comes easy at this level anymore, especially against such experienced opponents,” he said.
Taylor had been due to meet Jennifer Miranda on Sunday night at the Royal Hotel but the Spanish
lightweight withdrew from the clash.
The weekend’s double header is part of Taylor’s preparations for the AIBA World Women’s Championships and only Olympic qualifier for female boxers in Qinhuangdao, China in May.
Egner is officially ranked 10th in the world by AIBA going into Saturday’s four-rounder. Taylor has been ranked number one since November, 2006.