(JULY 7) BROOKLYN --Here is a bit
of great news in women's boxing. On the undercard bouts of
the July 29th boxing event that will take place at Barclays
Center, in Brooklyn, New York, Ireland's Katie Taylor will be
fighting on the card!
In a press release on Dibella Entertainment, they said the
The July 29 event is headlined by a super lightweight showdown
between four-division world champion Adrien Broner and unbeaten
three-division world champion Mikey Garcia, in a 12-round bout
presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP
BOXING telecast will also feature unbeaten Jermall Charlo facing
Argentina’s Jorge Sebastian Heiland plus highlights of the
heavyweight matchup between former title challenger Gerald
Washington and unbeaten Jarrell Miller.
Taylor will compete in an
eight-round lightweight bout while Murphy enters the ring for an
eight-round welterweight affair. Additional action will see
Australian contender Billy Dib (42-4, 24 KOs) in an eight-round
lightweight fight and unbeaten prospect Alejandro Guerrero (3-0,
2 KOs) in a four-round lightweight match.
Rounding out the night will be a trio of unbeaten local
prospects as the Bronx’s George Arias (7-0, 3 KOs) steps into
the ring for a six-round heavyweight bout, plus Staten Island’s
Kenny Robles (2-0, 1 KO) competing in a four-round welterweight
attraction and Brooklyn’s Richardson Hitchins (2-0, 1 KO) in a
four-round junior welterweight matchup.
Tickets to the event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions
and DiBella Entertainment, are priced at $950, $750, $350, $300,
$250, $150, $75, and $50 (not including applicable fees), are on
sale now, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com,
barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also
be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays
Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.
“Katie is clearly one of the biggest stars in Irish boxing and
her presence on this card further evidences the rise in women’s
boxing,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment.
“She joins five-time, five weight division Puerto Rican world
champion Amanda Serrano and US star Heather Hardy in continuing
our commitment to include the best women on the best cards at
Barclays Center. While Katie will appear on the international
telecast, the local Irish community and US-based fans will need
to join us at Barclays Center on July 29 to see her in action.
Undefeated Noel Murphy, from County Cork, Ireland, further
bolsters this card for fans of Irish boxing while Australian
former world champion Billy Dib and young local talent, such as
Bronx heavyweight George Arias and former Golden Gloves
champions Kenny Robles and Richardson Hitchins round out the
“I’m so pleased to see Katie make her American debut on such an
outstanding card,” said Eddie Hearn, Group Managing Director for
Matchroom Sport. “I believe Katie is the most entertaining and
dangerous fighter in women’s boxing and has already lit up many
venues in her professional journey, most recently Wembley
Stadium on the Joshua v Klitschko card in front of 90,000. She
is one of the biggest stars in Ireland and we are expecting
fantastic support from the Irish community on the east coast for
her first US experience.”
A rising star overseas, Bray, Ireland’s Taylor will make her
U.S. debut on July 29and conduct her training camp in Vernon,
Connecticut after five pro fights in the United Kingdom dating
back to her pro debut last November. Taylor has already picked
up three victories in 2017, including her most recent triumph
over previously unbeaten Nina Meinke in April. Taylor seeks a
professional world title after a sensational amateur career that
saw her twice represent her country in the Olympics, including a
gold medal-winning performance in 2012, in addition to five gold
medals in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Originally from Cork, Ireland, Murphy returned to his home
country to fight as a professional for the first time in
February when he won an eight-round decision over Avelino
Vazquez. The 22-year-old fights out of Woodlawn, NY and will
look to pick up his fourth victory this year after most recently
earning a decision over Brian Jones in May. Murphy seeks his
third professional win at Barclays Center and second this year
after beating Maxito Sainvil in January.