What Are Katie Taylor’s Long-Term Goals In Boxing?
Katie Taylor said she’s not here to mess around.
The Irish boxer (18-0, 6 KOs) has her eyes on defending her WBC, WBO, IBF and WBA titles for as long as she can.
“I’m going to try my best to hold on to every one of those belts for as long as I can,” Taylor said in a recent interview. “This is what I’m in the sport for. I want to make history, I want to be a World Champion and I want to hold all of the belts – I’m all in.”
Taylor debuted in 2016 and she has never lost since. A majority of her victories come from one-sided decisions from judges with the exception of six technical knockout wins.
She’s recently coming off a May win over Natasha Jonas where she successfully defended her WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO female lightweight titles.
The Olympic gold medalist will go toe-to-toe against the six-time national amateur champion and former IBF Featherweight World Champion, Jennifer Han. The fight will go down at Leeds’ Emerald Headingley Stadium on the blockbuster Lara vs. Warrington 2 card on September 4.
“I’m really excited to fight in Leeds and in front of so many fans,” Taylor added. “It’s kind of like a second home to me so I just can’t wait. It’s going to be so exciting boxing in front of 20,000 people. The atmosphere is going to be insane.”
The Irish superstar admitted that she had no way of turning down the Jennifer Han fight considering the latter’s phenomenal run in the last few years.
“I’m expecting the toughest fight from Jennifer. She has a lot of amateur experience and she’s a very technical fighter. She’s a six-time World Champion. She was my No.1 Mandatory as well so I had to take the fight.”