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Katie Taylor To Fight At New Weight As Details Revealed For Next Bout

Katie Taylor is set to make her return to the ring in November against an unknown opponent, promoter Eddie Hearn has told Sky Sports. 

The Bray boxer will top the bill on November 2nd with the event taking place in the UK, most likely, London.

This will be Taylor’s first fight since she was crowned undisputed world champion following her defeat of Delfine Persoon in Madison Square Garden in May.

Hearn suggested that Taylor could make the move up to super-lightweight while confirming that a rematch between her and Persoon is on the cards following the much-disputed win.

“I think that is coming. She wants that rematch. I’ve spoken to Persoon’s team. 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.”

According to the promoter, both Amanda Serrano and Heather Hardy have signed on to fight Taylor with at least one of those bouts expected to take place early next year.

“Both Serrano and Hardy have signed to fight Katie Taylor if they win.

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

Author: Marisa Kennedy

Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter

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