Katie Taylor Gets Ready to Invade Brooklyn
By Kelly Owen
Published July 26, 2017
Irish Lightweight Katie Taylor (5-0, 3 KOs) is set to make her U.S. debut on the Broner/Garcia undercard this Saturday, July 29th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The five-time amateur world champion and 2012 Olympic gold-medalist moved into the professional ranks last November with a third-round stoppage against Karina Kopinska in her debut at Wembley Arena in London. Since then, Taylor has improved her record to 5-0, most recently defeating Nina Meinke on the undercard of the Joshua-Klitschko bout to earn herself the WBA Inter-continental belt and steam roll her way into contention to take the WBA World Lightweight title away from Cecilia Comunales.
This will be Taylor’s sixth professional fight and her first outside of England, despite being based in Connecticut. In a recent interview with RTÉ News, Katie expressed her anticipation for her first US fight.
A sentiment shared by promoter Eddie Hearn in a recent press release.
Taylor’s inclusion on the undercard came together as part of a deal struck between Matchroom Boxing and Lou DiBella, with DiBella recently disclosing to ESPN his continual commitment to present the best women in boxing on the best cards at Barclays Center. Katie Taylor’s US debut is set to be televised internationally on Sky Sports, but U.S. based fans will need to purchase tickets to the event to see the Bray sensation in action in what is set to be an exceptional undercard. Broner vs. Garcia will be aired on Showtime Saturday, July 29, 9 pm ET.
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