Published: 14:05 | 5/9/19

Taylor set for headline bout


Ireland’s Katie Taylor is set for a headline bout in the UK in November, her promoter has revealed.

Eddie Hearn announced that the fight would take place on November 2nd somewhere in England, with the venue and opponent yet to be finalised.

Hearn also indicated that undisputed lightweight champion Taylor, who is only the seventh boxer in history to hold the WBO, WBA, IBF and WBC titles simultaneously, may step up a division to super lightweight for the fight with a view to challenging for another world title at a later stage.

He also indicated that the Bray native wants a re-match with Belgian Delfine Persoon next year following controversy surrounding the scoring in their initial contest in June.

“I think that is coming. She wants that rematch. I've spoken to Persoon's team,” Hearn said. 

“There could be a move up in weight for the next one to challenge the world champion at 140.

"She's got to fight Persoon and at some point her mandatory of the WBA, WBC and IBF. She has to go through all those eventually."

Hearn also revealed that he has penned deals with both Amanda Serrano and Heather Hardy for the winner of their bout at Madison Square Garden next week to fight Taylor.

"Both Serrano and Hardy have signed to fight Katie Taylor if they win,” he added.

"That is definitely a fight we are looking at in early 2020 as well so we have to see."

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