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Wednesday 16 August 2017

New date for Katie's Road to Rio tour

A SECOND fight date in Dublin for Olympic champion Katie Taylor has been announced for next spring after tickets for her first bout in February sold out.

Promoter Brian Peters revealed that tickets for the February 24 show at the 2,100-seater Bord Gáis Energy Theatre "sold out in record time" and Taylor will now top another card at the same venue on Friday, March 22.

No opponents have yet been named for either contest, but that doesn't seem to matter as the Bray boxer's appeal already transcends her sport. Adult tickets for the second show will be priced from €40, with children's tickets available from €25.

Peters said: "Katie is delighted to add another Dublin date to her 'Road to Rio' tour and is very excited to get the opportunity to fight on her home turf as part of her preparations for the European Championships and, ultimately, Rio 2016."

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