Katie Taylor will make the first defence of her WBA lightweight title when she faces Jessica McCaskill at York Hall in London on December 13th.
Taylor won the vacant title when she defeated Anahi Sanchez by unanimous decision in Cardiff last month. In what will be the headline fight, Taylor will face 33-year-old American McCaskill live on Sky Sports. The defence comes less than seven weeks after the Bray fighter claimed the belt.
A bullish Taylor said that she will not be avoiding anyone in defence of her title, while also adding that he wants to add to her collection.
If she’s as relentless in the ring as she is on social media it should be a great fight! I’m more than happy to give her the opportunity and I certainly won’t be avoiding anyone as a champion.
I truly believe that this is only the start of things for me. I want all the belts and the biggest possible fights over the next few years.
It’s been a great first year for me as a professional and this really sets me up for a great finish to it. Headlining on Sky Sports is another first for the sport and I’m so grateful to Eddie Hearn and Sky for the opportunity.
Taylor added that McCaskill's trash-talking tendencies is likely something she feels aids her confidence.
Trash talking’s not really my thing but she seems to be happy to talk enough for the both of us anyway! Maybe it’s something she feels she has to do for her own confidence but none of that stuff matters once the first bell rings. I’m happy to let my boxing do the talking then and that’s definitely where I express myself best.