Wednesday 13 December 2017

Katie may still fight despite postponement

Taylor was in line to be added to the Gennady Golovkin versus Daniel Jacob undercard at Madison Square Garden on March 18. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Taylor was in line to be added to the Gennady Golovkin versus Daniel Jacob undercard at Madison Square Garden on March 18. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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Katie Taylor could still fight in the USA in March after plans to debut in front of Irish-American fight fans on St Patrick's weekend in New York fell through.

Taylor, unbeaten in two pro outings, was in line to be added to the Gennady Golovkin versus Daniel Jacob undercard at Madison Square Garden on March 18.

Her third pro fight would have been 24 hours after her former Irish team-mate and Olympic medallist Michael Conlan makes his pro debut at the famed Manhattan venue on St Patrick's Day.

But, according to Taylor's British promoter Eddie Hearn, Conlan's Top Rank team 'threw their rattles out of the pram' when they heard the Wicklow orthodox was in the Big Apple a day after Conlan.

The five-time World Elite champion could now have her next outing in Washington on March 11, according to Hearn who blamed Top Rank president Todd duBoef for Taylor's no-show in New York.

"We were talking to Golovkin about Katie Taylor going on the card. And then Top Rank, Todd duBoef, mainly, threw his absolute toys out of the pram because they've got the Conlan show the night before."

Taylor, who is in a training camp in Connecticut, is also slated to fight on the Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko undercard at London's Wembley Stadium on April 29.

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