‘Ex­cit­ing times’ for Tay­lor as big­gest ever deal agreed

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SPORTS -

“Ex­cit­ing Times” tweeted Katie Tay­lor af­ter the an­nounce­ment of a bil­lion dol­lar deal com­pleted be­tween her pro­moter Ed­die Hearn and Match­room Boxing and Per­form Group, a dig­i­tal leader in global sports me­dia.

The joint ven­ture, the big­gest ever deal agreed in boxing, al­lows Match­room Boxing to stage 16 fights a year in the USA fea­tur­ing some of the sport’s big­gest stars. Tay­lor along with Ir­ish IBF and WBA ban­tamweight cham­pion Ryan Bur­nett will be two of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the deal.

Tay­lor has been with Hearn since she turned pro­fes­sional af­ter the Rio Olympic games in 2016. Like Bur­nett she also holds two world ti­tle pro­fes­sional belts with the IBF and WBA.

The lightweight cham­pion has fea­tured twice on the un­der­card of Bri­tish heavy­weight An­thony Joshua, who is also in Hearn’s sta­ble of fight­ers with James DeGale, Kell Brook, Tony Bellew, Amir Khan, An­thony Crolla, and Scott Quigg. The deal with Per­form Group se­cures a broad­cast deal for the next eight years. Her next bout is ex­pected to take place in July in the UK.

Katie Tay­lor: will be one of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the deal

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