Katie Taylor will compete in her third professional fight on March 4th, on the undercard of David Haye's Sky Sports pay-per-view heavyweight clash with WBC World cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew.
Taylor's promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the news on Twitter this afternoon, after the Bray sensation's American debut on March 18th was shelved for, well, bullshit reasons last week.
Taylor is 2-0 as professional with one stoppage, and will look to make it a perfect three at London's O2 Arena. Her opponent is as of yet unconfirmed, but it's understood the 30-year-old will once more be stepping up in levels as she pursues a world title shot later this year.
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 2, 2017
The 2012 Olympic gold medallist marked her professional debut with a third-round stoppage win over Karina Kopinska at Wembley Arena in November, and two weeks later scored a points victory over Viviane Obenauf in Manchester.
A fight on such a widely-promoted Sky Sports PPV offers further exposure after she captured the imagination of the British boxing public on her pro bow late last year.
Taylor told Sky Sports:
It's great to be on another big card in front of a huge crowd at an arena like The O2.
I think people are really excited about the Haye-Bellew fight and the rivalry between those guys. As a boxer, these are the kind of nights you want to be a part of. It's a massive stage for me and I'm really looking forward to it.
I've been here in the US for the last few weeks in training camp for the fight and working hard. It's the start of a very big year for me and I know there are big plans, but I need to keep winning and keep performing so I'm not looking any further beyond March 4.
All going well, there's every chance we see her edge closer to world title contention on the undercard of Joshua-Klitschko on April 29th.