Katie Taylor is in action on Saturday night, as she defends her undisputed lightweight world champion belts against British boxer Natasha Jonas at the Manchester Arena. The fight is the co-main event with Dereck Chisora’s bout against Joseph Parker and we have all the info on what time is Katie Taylor fighting
What time is Katie Taylor fighting?
Katie Taylor defends her WBO, WBA, WBC, IBF and The Ring lightweight title belts against Natasha Jonas on Saturday May 1st.
How to watch Katie Taylor v Natasha Jonas in Ireland?
Sky Sports have the exclusive UK and Irish rights to the fight. They have the fight – and all of the other bouts on the card on Saturday night – behind the paywall of Sky Box Office. The fight is available to Irish customers for €24.95, and the link to purchase it is below.
What time will Katie Taylor be fighting?
BBC Radio 5 Live are covering the night of boxing live, and their coverage begins at 9:30om. While the ring time will ultimately be dependent on the previous fights, we can expect Katie Taylor’s fight to be starting somewhere between 9:30pm and 10pm. The main event ring walks are expected at 10:30pm, so BBC’s time estimates would seem to line up well.
Have Katie Taylor and Natasha Jonas fought before?
The two have met twice before – first in an amateur bout over 10 years ago, before meeting in the 2012 London Olympics. Taylor came out on top in a comfortable win in the quarter-finals, before going on to take a famous gold medal for Ireland. Jonas has said in the buildup to this fight that she believes Taylor was “the only” boxer who could have beaten her at London 2012.
What other fights are taking place in Manchester?
There are seven fights in total on the card for Saturday night, including bouts for the sons of Chris Eubank and Ricky Hatton. The headline event is Briton Dereck Chisora’s heavyweight fight with New Zealander Joseph Parker.
MAIN EVENT: Dereck Chisora v Joseph Parker (heavyweight)
CO-MAIN EVENT: Katie Taylor v Natasha Jonas (lightweight WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, The Ring title fight)
Dmitry Bivol v Craig Richards (super light-heavyweight WBA title fight)
Chris Eubank Jr v Marcus Morrison
James Tennyson v Jovanni Straffon (lightweight IBO title fight)
Campbell Hatton v Levi Dunn
Scott Fitzgerald v Gregory Trenel