Katie Taylor’s manager Brian Peters expressed his interest in potentially setting up a matchup between the Bray-native and the UFC star, Holly Holm.
To those who know of Holm only from her spectacular but also stuttering run in MMA, the fact that The Preacher’s Daughter holds an extensive and decorated history in the sport of boxing may come as a surprise.
With a (33-2-3) record and eighteen successful title-defenses across three different weight-classes, boxing website BoxRec rates her as the ninth-greatest female boxer of all-time.
At 37, her time in the sport of mixed martial arts does seem to be winding down – as evidenced by her brutal defeat at the hands of Amanda Nunes at UFC 239 so who knows, perhaps a dip back into the boxing ring would be a fitting way for her to bring her phenomenal career to a halt.
Speaking during a recent exclusive Sky VIP event in Dublin, Taylor cited each of her options at present – expressing her excitement for the future and the availability of bouts that could have a massive impact upon her ever-growing legacy.
“Obviously there’s been a lot of talk about Amanda Serrano, the [Delfine] Persoon rematch, Cecilia Braekhus, these are all huge names and they’re all dangerous fights.
“They’re all history-making fights.” (via RTÉ)
At this point, her manager Brian Peters expressed him and his team’s interest in challenging the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holm to a showdown – despite making it known that the timing might not be right at this exact moment.
Citing 2017’s Mayweather vs. McGregor as a point of reference, he argued that talks could at least take place between both parties with the eventual aim of setting up a blockbuster matchup.
“I know she’d a bad defeat at the weekend there. There was talks from her lately.
“I talked before, I know her manager quite well. But look, it was a bad defeat at the weekend and it’s not the time.
“These are all talks, it takes ages. When Mayweather and Mr McGregor was first mentioned everyone laughed and thought it was impossible so you never know what happens.” (via RTÉ)
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena