The first Katie Taylor world title fight of her professional boxing career is just around the corner and she is relishing the chance.
It’s been a fast start for Ireland’s Katie Taylor’s professional boxing career.
Turning pro only last year in 2016, she already finds herself boxing for her first professional world title at the end of the month on a huge show no less, in just her 7th pro fight to date.
Her fight for the WBA title against champion Anahi Esther Sanchez will take place on the 80,000 sellout show for the heavyweight title between Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam in Cardiff, Wales.
A massive platform in a massive fight for Taylor, she spoke today on what the opportunity means and more:
“I train for every fight like it’s a World title fight. The great thing about this one is I’ve had a much longer camp. The last couple have been so close together. I’ve had a good few months preparing for this one. When we first sat down with Eddie he wanted us to fight for a World title within a year and he’s stayed true to his word and delivered. It’s an honour to be fighting for the WBA Title. I’m delighted with the progression of my pro career to date.”
“It’s my first time at Principality Stadium – what a stage to be fighting on. Wembley Stadium was good preparation for this and I do love an Anthony Joshua undercard. This is more than a dream for me.”
Here is what happened the last time Taylor fought earlier this year: