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Date Confirmed For Katie Taylor's American Debut

Date Confirmed For Katie Taylor's American Debut
By PJ Browne Updated

Katie Taylor will make his US debut later this month.

Her promoter Matchroom Boxing confirmed last night that Taylor will fight at the Barclays Center in New York on July 29th. The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports.

The fight, which will be over eight rounds, is on the undercard for Adrien Broner and Mickey Garcia's super-lightweight showdown.

It will the sixth fight of the 31-year-old's pro career. Last time out she stopped Nina Meinke at Wembley Stadium on the same night that Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko. It was the third stoppage of her unbeaten start to the pro ranks.

Taylor said that it's the first time in 10 years that she will step into the ring on US soil. Though, she has trained in Connecticut for all five of her previous fights.

The last time I fought in the US was almost 10 years ago when I was invited to take part in a demonstration bout at the Men’s World Championships in Chicago. It was part of the campaign to convince the IOC to include women’s boxing in the Olympics.

I stopped my opponent inside a round that night but hopefully I’ll get the chance to get a few more rounds under my belt at The Barclays Center and showcase my ability to a new audience. I’m sure that there’s going to be lots of Irish fans in the crowd on July 29 and I can’t wait to hear them cheering me on.

The Bray boxer's opponent for the bout is yet to be named.

Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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