Katie Taylor’s next opponent and date has been confirmed for the Irish woman who became a world champion in her very first year as a pro.

Taylor takes on Victoria Bustos in a WBA and IBF World Lightweight showdown on April 28th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Taylor got off to a sensational year in the professional ranks and is now looking to crack the vast Irish-American market that has over 30 million people of Irish descent living in the US.

Speaking on the announcement of her next fight, her promoter Eddie Hearn said:

“Katie won it all as an amateur and she’s ready to dominate as a pro. Katie has taught me that it’s not about women’s boxing – it’s about boxing.”

He added:

“Katie is the best female fighter on the planet – no question. The Irish will be out in force and do not miss watching this girl fight, she’s incredible.”

Indeed, there is some merit to the above.

Taylor has been able to show through explosive, genuinely exciting fights, that it’s about her as a boxer and it’s not about women’s boxing – so to speak.

Taylor acts as an outstanding ambassador and role model for the sport of boxing period.