Sunday 21 October 2018

World champ Taylor eyes homecoming bout in April

WBA World Lightweight champion Katie Taylor with her belt. Photo: Tony Gavin
WBA World Lightweight champion Katie Taylor with her belt. Photo: Tony Gavin

Ryan Nugent

World champion Katie Taylor is set for a huge homecoming fight at Dublin's 3Arena in April.

The Bray boxer yesterday insisted the world lightweight belt she won in Saturday's victory over Anahi Esther Sanchez ranked alongside her 2012 Olympic victory in London.

Taylor (31) is expected to headline her next fight in London in December, before returning to Ireland. Her promoter Eddie Hearn said she would be the top billing at the 13,000 capacity stadium.

Taylor said she was excited about the prospect of a return. "Yeah, can't wait. It was always in the pipeline to fight at home at some stage," she said.

"It's been absolutely fantastic fighting in the UK for the last few months, and the support I've got over there has been incredible, but I guess it's only a taster for what it's going to be like next year in Dublin," she added.

Irish Independent

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