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Everything You Need To Know About Katie Taylor’s Fight Tonight

Irish boxer Katie Taylor takes on Brazilian Rose Volante in Philadelphia tonight as she looks to add the WBO lightweight title to her WBA and IBF crowns.

The Bray native enters the fight as the favourite but she faces a tough task against 14-0 Volante at Temple University, Philadelphia tonight.

Here is everything you need to know about Katie Taylor‘s latest bout;

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What Time Is it On? 

There is no set time as of yet for Taylor’s walkout however the card is set to begin at 11 pm UK/Irish time so it will likely be around 1:30 am.

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Where Can I Watch It?

Luckily for Irish fans, the card will be broadcast on Sky Sports Action from 11 pm UK/Irish time and the fight will also be shown on Sky Sports Main Event in Ireland.

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What’s At Stake?

Taylor will be looking to add the WBO lightweight title to the IBF and WBA belts she already possesses. Should she win she will have three of the four titles, with the WBC crown the only one missing for Taylor to win.

Should Taylor lose, then Volante will, of course, win both of her lightweight titles.

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Who Is She Fighting?

The Bray native will come up against Brazilian Rose Volante in Philadelphia on Friday.

Volante turned pro in 2014 and has been unbeaten since winning 14 of her 14 fights, seven of which have come by either KO or TKO.

Crucially though the Brazilian has never fought outside of South America with 13 of her 14 wins coming in her home country and one coming in Argentina.

Volante is 36 years of age and won her last fight against Yolis Marrugo Franco via TKO in the third round.

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Who Is The Favourite?

Taylor is the heavy favourite according to Paddy Power, who have her at 1/50 to defeat Volante in Philadelphia, with the Brazilian 8/1 and the draw 25/1.

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What’s Next If Taylor Wins?

Should Taylor defeat Volante and win her third lightweight title it’s likely that she will look to unify the division by squaring off against WBC champion Delfine Persoon.

Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn outlined recently to the Irish Examiner that he would like the fight to happen in June on Anthony Joshua’s undercard.

“Katie has to get through Volante first but we want to try and have the undisputed fight for all four lightweight belts on the AJ card.”

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