Taylor still waiting to find out her world title opponent
Katie Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn hopes to announce, next week, the name of the opponent the former amateur Olympic and world champion will face for her first world title shot in Cardiff.
Taylor, ranked number one in the world at lightweight by the WBA, will fight on the undercard of Britain’s Anthony Joshua and Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev in the Principality Stadium on October 28th.
“There are a few offers out there. All of the champions at Katie’s weight are being sounded out,” said a spokesperson in the Taylor camp.
The WBC champion, Belgium’s Delfine Persoon has been injured all year and has a defence already lined up in November, which means she is not an option for Taylor.
The WBA title is currently vacant and that is being contested in Buenos Aires tonight by two Argentinian boxers, Anahí Sánchez (16-2-0) and Cecilia Mena (10-1-1).