Headline News

Victoria Bustos promises to “show why I am a champion” in Katie Taylor Unification

IBF lightweight champion Victoria Noelia Bustos [18(0)-4(0)] will afford Katie Taylor the same respect she has shown all her previous opponents ahead of their unification fight. 

Having cemented her status as one of the greatest amateur fighters of all time, Taylor [8(4)-0] is now taking the pro game by storm.

The Bray native became WBA lightweight world champion in seven fights, topped a Sky Sports bill in her last outing and is fast becoming one of the most recognized female names in sport.

Such is her talent, not only will she be favoured to defeat the Argentine in New York in April, but has been backed to become undisputed lightweight champion at the very least.

The London 2012 Olympic gold medal winner is certainly the most naturally gifted and highest profile fighter the IBF titlist has faced. However, the experienced 29-year-old claims she won’t be making any adjustments to an approach that has seen her make five successful defences of a title she won back in 2013.

“I am going to show why I am a champion for more than four years now and I want to take advantage of this great opportunity,” Bustos told Women of Boxing.

“I won’t make many changes in preparation compared to previous matches. I always try to be better in each fight so that will not change. I won’t change my preparation until the day I retire.”

“I take this as seriously, as I have with all of my previous matches. I am sure I will have an excellent camp a camp necessary to  make me come out victorious.”

The fight which is scheduled for the undercard of Danny Jacobs’s HBO broadcast clash with, most likely, Maciej Sulecki on Saturday April 28th and is set to be the Argentine’s first outside of her home country, but that, she claims, won’t be an issue.

“I am happy to make this big fight with Ireland’s Katie Taylor. I am very happy to have this chance after nine years to get to know another country,” added Bustos.

The South American enjoyed a good 2017, successfully defending her belt twice with points wins over Kimberly Connor and Maria Capriola.



Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years