Huge Womens Boxing Bout Between Katie Taylor and Queen Underwood Set For Ireland

Published On January 26, 2016 | By Michael O'Neill | Press Releases

Amateur boxing fans worldwide will be delighted to hear that many times USA & Pan American champion Queen Underwood’s last fight as an amateur is likely to take place in Ireland on February 20th, with ‘usually reliable sources’ suggesting the bout is set to be in Kerry and organised by one of the local clubs, perhaps Tralee BC.


Her opponent? None other than Ireland’s only Olympic Gold medallist from London 2012, Katie Taylor who the previous night in Kanturk, Co. Cork will have met Sweden’s champion Jena Jelic who is also qualified to represent Serbia in international competition.

No official confirmation yet of the Katie Taylor and Queen Underwood bout, but sources in both countries suggest an agreement is close and a formal announcement is expected any day now.

Remember that it was Underwood who was within seconds of inflicting a sensational defeat on Taylor back in the 2010 AIBA World championships in Barbados, when with the fight all but ‘lost’ the Bray woman made an amazing comeback  in the last few seconds to emerge victorious  (18:16) and later go on to take that 2010 AIBA World title.

More news on the Katie Taylor and Queen Underwood bout when we have it, including location and ticketing details.


Further to the above, we now understand from reliable sources that the Katie Taylor vs Queen Underwood bout is to take place at the Mount Brandon Hotel & Conference Centre in Tralee hosted by Tralee Boxing Club on Feb 20th. Ticketing details have yet to be announced, we will update on the site when we know more. Queen Underwood is also set to turn pro in March.

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London-based Irish freelance boxing writer, also for other publications that include SportsNews Ireland,, and European correspondent at Kerry-born & proud of it. Passionate supporter of women’s boxing. Favourite boxers: Muhammad Ali, Gene Tunney, John Joe Nevin, Deirdre Gogarty, Christina McMahon and Katie Taylor.

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