(MAR 7) Katie Taylor’s
fourth professional fight will take place on the undercard of
Anthony Crolla’s World Lightweight title unification rematch
with Jorge Linares at the Manchester Arena on Saturday March 25,
live on Sky Sports. An opponent is expected to be named in the
next 10 days.
Taylor made it three fights
unbeaten in the paid ranks on Saturday night at The O2 with her
second stoppage win after clinically dispatching Italian Monica
Gentili on the undercard of Tony Bellew’s rollercoaster win over
The former Irish amateur sensation has already boxed in
Manchester having gone the distance with Vivienne Obenauf there
in December, and Taylor is ready to put on another scintillating
display as the 30 year old gets into her groove as a pro.
Said Taylor: “The Linares v Crolla fight rematch is a brilliant
fight and another massive event. It was a great atmosphere at
The O2, but every fight is a big one. You can’t afford to slip
up in the pro game so every fight is like an Olympic final.
“Saturday was the first time as a pro that I had a proper camp,
I got great sparring in America with seasoned pros every day so
I am learning all the time and I feel more than ever that the
pro game is made for me. The body work was good and overall it
was a very effective performance and getting a stoppage over a
durable girl like that was the ‘icing on the cake’.
“It was great to get another stoppage win, it’s all gone well so
far and the opponents are going to step up now as we kick on
this year for a World title.”
Taylor’s fourth pro fight is part of a huge night of action in
Manchester, topped by Linares and Crolla going toe-to-toe for
the second time. There’s a crossroads battle of Blackpool as
Middleweights Brian Rose and Jack Arnfield lock horns and Martin
J. Ward defends his British Super-Featherweight title against
Maxi Hughes in their third clash in the paid ranks.
Marcus Morrison defends his WBC International Middleweight strap
against Jason Welborn, while his Joe Gallagher gym-mate Hosea
Burton looks to bounce back into title contention from his epic
battle with Frank Buglioni.
Following that fight Taylor is likely to return to London to
feature on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua – Wladimir
Klitschko World Heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium
before a sell-out crowd of over 90,000.
Tickets are on sale priced at £40, £60, £80, £100 and £150 are
available from www.manchesterarena.com or by calling 0844 847
8000. VIPs tickets are exclusively available through
www.matchroomboxing.com priced at £250.
Face value tickets for March 25 will 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.