Monday 23 April 2018

Bustos lined up for Taylor showdown in States

 

Argentina’s IBF champion Victoria Bustos will go head-to-head with Katie Taylor in a massive unification showdown in New York, according to the website Boxrec. (stock picture)
Argentina’s IBF champion Victoria Bustos will go head-to-head with Katie Taylor in a massive unification showdown in New York, according to the website Boxrec. (stock picture)

Bernard O'Neill

Argentina's IBF champion Victoria Bustos will go head-to-head with Katie Taylor in a massive unification showdown in New York, according to the website Boxrec.

Unbeaten Taylor, the current WBA lightweight champion, and Bustos will clash over 10 rounds at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 28. Bustos has won 18 of her 22 outings, with two defeats to fellow Argentine Erica Farias, who Taylor hammered to claim her first World Elite amateur title in New Delhi in 2006.

Both women could meet on the Danny Jacobs undercard on April 28. Cork middleweight Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan was being lined up to face Jacobs, but negotiations have stalled and he could now face Poland's Maciej Sulecki.

Elsewhere, Roy Sheahan won on his pro debut in London on Saturday night and is now set up to fight for €25,000 in Dublin.

He earned a 40-36 decision over Jordan Grannum in York Hall. Sheahan needed to have one pro bout under his belt to fight on the Last Man Standing promotion at the National Stadium on March 3.

Meanwhile, World Elite 64kg finalist Kellie Harrington will meet ex-European Youth champ Amy Broadhurst in the lightweight (60kg) final at the National Elite Championships the weekend after next.

Irish Independent

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