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Confirmed: It's On For The Biggest Fight Of Katie Taylor's Career

Confirmed: It's On For The Biggest Fight Of Katie Taylor's Career

It was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Katie Taylor will fight Delfine Persoon to become undisputed lightweight world champion.

Taylor defeated Rose Volante last month to claim the WBO belt, adding to the WBA and IBF ones which she already held.

Persoon, a 34-year-old Belgian, holds the WBC title, the only one not in Taylor's possession.

The fight will take place a Madison Square Garden on June 1 on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's US debut against Jarrell Miller.

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"The minute I sat down with Eddie Hearn two years ago, I did want to become the undisputed champion," Taylor told Sky Sports.

"Now I have the chance to fulfil my dream in this game.

"This is a huge fight for me, it would be the biggest night of my career - both amateur and professional."

Photo by Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile

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