(AUG 18) Katie Taylor is
set to have a World lightweight title fight earlier than
expected according to Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
So where, when and why the proposed earlier fight?
It now seems certain that GB’s Anthony Joshua – also a Matchroom
fighter – will defend his own World heavyweight crown in the
“It’ll be Cardiff on October 28th or Vegas on November 11,”
Hearn told ‘ The Irish Daily Mirror’ Friday. It had been hoped
by her fans that a World title bout would take place in Dublin
in November but this now seems unlikely though there are high
hopes among her vast Irish fan base that she could make her
first defence in Dublin early in New Year – always providing of
course she wins that title in Cardiff or Last Vegas.
“One hundred per cent we want Katie to fight for a world title
on the Joshua card, so it’s just a case of whether we squeeze
one more fight in.
“In an ideal world, I think she would have one more fight
against a fringe-world-level opponent, but opponents are so hard
to find and secure for her… so I think we’ll probably just go
straight into a world-title fight,” added Hearn, who also said
it just was possible she might manage to squeeze in one earlier
fight on one of his next three promotions in September or early
As she told her Social Media Fan club : “It's time to stop
thinking small, dreaming small, It's time to break through
self-imposed limitations.. It's time to Wage War on the
We’ll bring you all the latest news on her future fights right
here and more news is likely to come during the next seven days
as Joshua’s title defence and opponent should be announced in
that time frame.