(NOV 28) Following upon
Saturday’s night’s demolition of Poland’s Karina Kopinska,
Bray’s Katie Taylor is set for her 2nd Pro bout on the Anthony
Joshua undercard at the Manchester Arena on 10th December and
live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Her opponent will be Brazilian
Viviane Obenauf, who is based in Switzerland.
The Brazilian has had 10 bouts winning 6 (4k.o’s) with 1 loss.
Interestingly the visit to Manchester will be the first time she
has boxed outside of Switzerland. Like Taylor, she is aged 30.
Viviane was born on 25.10.1986 in
Rio de Janeiro and grew up in Juiz de Fora with her two
Her sporting talent was obvious at a young age. At the age of
12, she played football enthusiastically and was a passionate
runner. Among other things, she was part of the Olympic
At the age of 18 she took up boxing but in the meantime, she
finished her matriculation. After a year at university, Viviane
went to work. She worked in hotels as a Receptionist and as a
secretary. In 2013, she also passed the Swiss expert examination
in Basel and has since then worked in gastronomy.
In August 2016 Viviane opened her own gym. The Fitboxen Obenauf
in Interlaken.She became Swiss amateur champion in 2012 (the
year that Taylor struck Gold in London 2012) but after a brief
period representing Austria, she turned Pro in 2013.
Obenauf enters the bout having beaten Kopinska in her last clash
in October in Switzerland, and the 30 year old promises to
provide a stiff examination of Taylor’s credentials at World
title level having taken on recently crowned Featherweight World
champion Vissia Trovato last November – the only loss on her 9-1
Her hobbies include, good food, fast cars, swimming and skiing.
Spending quality time with her young son Calvin is important and
gives her strength and the necessary balance in everyday life.
Katie Taylor is very much looking forward to the bout. “Saturday
in London was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to fight in
Manchester on December 10,” said Taylor. “No performance is ever
perfect, but I’ve been working hard with Ross (Enamait) in the
States and I think things are really coming together.
“Boxing in front of 21,000 is a new experience for me, and I’m
looking forward to the next step of the journey and hoping to
entertain the fans at the Manchester Arena and watching live on
Sky Sports Box Office.”
Taylor’s second pro fight against Obenauf is part of a huge
night of action in Manchester as Anthony Joshua MBE defends his
IBF World Heavyweight title against Eric Molina.
Dillian Whyte faces bitter London rival Dereck Chisora in an
official eliminator for the WBC Heavyweight title and fellow
Heavyweights Luis Ortiz and Dave Allen also clash.
Kal Yafai can become Birmingham’s first World champion but the
unbeaten 27 year old faces a tough task to rip the WBA
Super-Flyweight title against Luis Concepcion, the two-weight
World champion that will enter the ring in his 11th World title
Scott Quigg returns to action against Jose Cayetano for the
vacant WBA International Featherweight title, Callum Smith
defends his British Super-Middleweight title against Luke
Blackledge and Hosea Burton will defend his British
Light-Heavyweight title against Frank Buglioni.
Limited tickets remain on from
http://www.manchester-arena.com / and on 0844 847 8000
VIP tickets are £800 and available exclusively from Matchroom
Boxing www.matchroomboxing.com .
Face value tickets for December 10 are also be available from
http://www.stubhub.co.uk/matchroom-boxing-tickets/ . StubHub
is the official ticket partner and marketplace of Matchroom
Boxing and Anthony Joshua.