Katie Taylor to kick off her US campaign on an exciting bill headlined by Mikey Garcia and Adrien Broner in New York.
The Bray woman from Co.Wicklow will make her US debut on the undercard of the highly anticipated Adrien Broner vs Mikey Garcia bill on July 29th in Brooklyn, New York.
It will be an 8 round bout against an opponent to be named.
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The fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and speaking on the announcement Taylor mentioned:
“The Barclays Center is a fantastic arena. I was there to see the DeGale – Jack fight in January, that was a great fight and the Broner – Garcia fight is another terrific matchup so it’s brilliant to get the opportunity to be part of that event. It’s great to see two top fighters like Broner and Garcia willing to fight each other. That’s what boxing should be about, the best fighting the best and that’s really something I want to do throughout my career as well.”
A smart move from her promoters Matchroom one would think.
On last count, the US has over 30 million Irish-Americans in the US and with Taylor being already massively popular back home in Ireland, no doubt many of the Irish-Americans who may not watch boxing normally will tune in to watch her for the first time.
Taylor last competed on April 29th when she stopped Nina Meinke inside the distance on the Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko undercard.
Taylor has a professional record currently of 5-0 (3KO).