(FEB 25) World, European and European
Union champion Katie Taylor will face American lightweight Queen
Underwood at the National Stadium in Dublin on Friday night.
Both women meet as part of the Ireland versus USA men's senior
international at the home of Irish boxing.
Taylor, of the Bray Boxing club, claimed her second World title on
the trot in Ningbo City, China last year and was also crowned AIBA
female boxer of 2008 in Moscow in December.
Underwood won a Chicago Golden Gloves title in 2007 before going on
to win a 2007 National title. She has also represented her country
at World Championship level.
Meanwhile, Team USA are due to arrive in Dublin today (February
Both nations meet in a second international at the Arch Centre in
Athy, Kildare on Sunday night.
Boxing begins at 7.30pm on both nights.
February 27th National Stadium Dublin
Ireland v USA
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Queen Underwood (USA)
March 1st Arch Centre Athy
Ireland v USA
Ireland Squad (for National Stadium)
(Light flyweight) Paddy Barnes
(Flyweight) Declan Geraghty
(Bantamweight) John Joe Nevin
(Featherweight) Carl Frampton
(Lightweight) Ross Hickey
(Light welterweight) Philip Sutcliffe
(Welterweight) Willie McLoughlin
(Middleweight) Darren O'Neill
(Light heavyweight) Ken Egan
(Heavyweight) Con Sheehan
(Super heavyweight) David Joyce
(Light flyweight) Louie Byrd
(Flyweight) Rau'shee Warren
(Featherweight) Raynell Williams
(Light welterweight)Charles Watson
(Welterweight) Eric Fowler/Javontae Starks
(Middleweight) Aleem Whitfield
(Light Heavyweight) Siju Shabazz
(Heavyweight) Paul Koon
(Super heavyweight) Michael Hunter