Taylor Looks For Two-Weight Glory On Nov. 2nd
Another major fight card has been added to November 2nd’s slate, as Katie Taylor looks to become a two-division world champion.
Taylor, who is currently the undisputed lightweight champion following her June 1st win over Delfine Persoon, looks to move up this fall and challenge WBO super-lightweight champion Christina Linardatou.
“I had some of my early pro fights at the Manchester Arena and to come back in November and headline a card there a couple of years on is amazing,” said Taylor of the Matchroom Card taking place in Manchester.
“It’s played host to some huge nights in boxing history so I’m honored to be part of that tradition.
“It’s a new challenge at a new weight and something I’m really excited about. I still feel like I have so much left to achieve in the sport and becoming a two-weight world champion is one of those goals.
“There are still so many huge fights out there for me like the Amanda Serrano fight,” Taylor continued. “A rematch with Delfine Persoon and a fight with Cecilia Brækhus but the first goal is November 2 and winning another world title.”
When asked if she’d abandon the titles she earned at lightweight, Taylor believes that the chance to defend both is possible. “I don’t have any issues making lightweight so I think I can move comfortably between the two weights,” Taylor told Sky Sports. “I always want to push myself and Christina is an excellent world champion, so it will be a big test for me.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports