Friday 19 July 2019

Taylor in line for Chicago payday if she overcomes Connor challenge

Katie Taylor. Photo: SPORTSFILE
Katie Taylor. Photo: SPORTSFILE

Seán McGoldrick

Katie Taylor, who defends her two world titles in London on Saturday week, has already been pencilled in for her next mega fight in the USA, writes Seán McGoldrick.

Matchroom has confirmed that the 2012 Olympic gold medallist will defend her WBA and IBF lightweight titles in Chicago on October 6 next against Puerto Rica-born Cindy Serrano, the current WBO World featherweight champion.

Of course, the contest hinges on Taylor beating American Kimberly Connor in the Wembley Arena on the weekend after next. But she will start the contest as the overwhelming favourite.

The October Chicago show is the first which Eddie Hearn's Matchroom organisation are staging in the US in partnership with their new media partners DAZN who will be streaming the fight live to its customers worldwide.

Interestingly, Serraro, 36, is an older sister of Amanda Serraro, the only female boxer to win world titles at five different weights and a likely future opponent for Taylor.

Cindy will be moving up two weight divisions to challenge the Bray pugilist, who is unbeaten in her nine professional fights.

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