Katie Taylor Gets Ready to Invade Brooklyn

Katie Taylor Gets Ready to Invade Brooklyn

Published July 26, 2017


Katie Taylor poses with her Olympic Gold Medal. Photo: Sky Sports

Katie Taylor poses with her Olympic Gold Medal. Photo: Sky Sports

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.

 “I’m really excited about boxing in the US because I’ve been training in Connecticut for all my fights to date. It’s great now to actually have a fight over here and especially on such a big card.”
— Katie Taylor

A sentiment shared by promoter Eddie Hearn in a recent press release.

 “I’m so pleased to see Katie make her American debut on such an outstanding card. I believe Katie is the most entertaining and dangerous fighter in women’s boxing and has already lit up many venues in her professional journey, most recently Wembley Stadium on the Joshua vs. Klitschko undercard in front of 90,000.”
— Eddie Hearn

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.


(Feature Photo: Getty Images)

VIDEO: Showtime Sports: Broner vs. Garcia: Final Press Conference

VIDEO: Showtime Sports: Broner vs. Garcia: Final Press Conference

VIDEO: Showtime Sports: Approaching the Fight: Mikey Garcia

VIDEO: Showtime Sports: Approaching the Fight: Mikey Garcia