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Sunday 24 September 2017

Taylor to make make her US pro debut at the end of month

 

Katie Taylor
Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor will make her US pro debut on Saturday July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Irish amateur sensation Taylor has impressed since joining the professional ranks in November, winning all five of her fights to date with three inside the distance.

The Bray women fights over eight rounds on her bow on American soil, and the 31-year-old is excited to be on the bill topped by the Super-Lightweight showdown between four-division World champion Adrien Broner and unbeaten three-division World Champion Mikey Garcia.

"I'm really excited about boxing in the US because I've been training in Connecticut for all my fights to date," said Taylor. "It's great now to actually have a fight over here and especially on such a big card.

"The last time I fought in the US was almost 10 years ago when I was invited to take part in a demonstration bout at the Men's World Championships in Chicago. It was part of the campaign to convince the IOC to include women's boxing in the Olympics."

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