Tuesday 23 January 2018

How much it will cost on Sky Box Office? Everything you need to know about Katie Taylor v Viviane Obenauf

Katie Taylor, left, and Viviane Obenauf square off
Katie Taylor, left, and Viviane Obenauf square off
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Katie Taylor makes her second professional appearance in Manchester on Saturday night. After a dominant first win two weeks ago, the Irish woman, in her own words, is hoping for a tougher test. Here is everything you need to know about Katie's opponent, Viviane Obenauf.

Where is it on?

Manchester Arena, England

What time is the fight?

Katie is the final fight before the main event of Anthony Joshua and Eric Molina. Expected time is just after 8pm (depending on how other fights transpire). It costs €21.95.

Where can I watch it?

Sky Sports Box Office.

What's the format?

The fight will consist of six two-minute rounds.

What are the odds?

Katie Taylor: 1/200

Viviane Obenauf : 25/1

Draw: 33/1

Who is Viviane Obenauf?

Brazilian-born Obenauf has won nine (four by KO) of her ten fights so far, her only defeat arriving at the hands to Italy's current world champion Vissia Trovato in November last year.

Since that reverse, she's claimed three straight victories this year and has 40 rounds of prize fighting under her belt since making her pro debut in 2014.

Obenauf, who has never fought outside Switzerland, believes that Taylor's inexperience in the pro ranks can be exploited.

What they said:

Katie Taylor

"I don't want to be going in and just killing these girls, I want a bit of a tougher challenge and those challenges get the best out of me as well.

"She's obviously coming here to win, but so am I. It's a tougher opponent. The last fight I was expected to win, so this fight is a bit of a bigger challenge and I'm looking forward to it."

Viviane Obenauf

“I do not go to participate - I come to fight and of course with 100pc thoughts to win.

"I think yes (I can exploit her), of course. She has not yet seen how pro boxing really is - the hits are hard.

"Katie is a very good boxer. I have a lot of respect for her. I know only that I should give everything."

Full card:

• Dillian Whyte v Dereck Chisora

• Luis Concepcion v Kal Yafai

• Callum Smith v Luke Blackledge

• Luis Ortiz v David Allen

• Hosea Burton v Frank Buglioni

• Scott Quigg v Jose Cayetano

• Katie Taylor v Viviane Obenauf

• Anthony Joshua v Eric Molina

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