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Tense Exchange At Katie Taylor Press Conference As Promoters Clash Over Contract Clause

Tense Exchange At Katie Taylor Press Conference As Promoters Clash Over Contract Clause

The Manchester Arena on 2 November will play host to Katie Taylor's latest superfight as she prepares for Christina Linardatou and the chance to become a two-weight world champion.

The headline fight will be live on Sky Sports but the WBO 140-pound belt holder is still not happy, as her promoter Brian Cohen revealed during a tense exchange with Eddie Hearn.

Cohen hit out at the lack of a rematch clause in his fighter's contract.

I’ve been in women’s boxing for 10 years, managing women for 10 years. 26 world champions I’ve had, all right? And when you see a fighter get off an airplane in tears and I know it’s light-hearted in here; I’m sorry to bring the energy down, she is not happy.

She’s the champion, and like you said, we were negotiating for quite some time. And she just feels as the champion that she should have a rematch clause in her contract.

Hearn interrupted to ask, "you that worried about losing already?"

“Don’t be cute!" replied Cohen.

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Taylor, for her part, was her usual collected self and merely exclaimed her excitement at the upcoming challenge.

This is history-making for me and my country really and I’m very aware of the challenge that Christina brings. I do believe that she is the best 140-pounder and I can’t wait for a very, very exciting fight.

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