Tay­lor still wait­ing to find out her world ti­tle op­po­nent

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SPORTS - – JOHNNY WAT­TER­SON

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).

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