Katie Taylor will be defending her WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and Ring Magazine lightweight world titles in her next fight taking place this week against one of her greatest rivals. Here's everything you need to know about her fight, including how to watch Taylor v Persoon.
Who Is Katie Taylor Fighting?
Katie Taylor will be taking on Delfine Persoon this Saturday night. Taylor beat Persoon to become undisputed lightweight champion when the pair met at Madison Square Garden last year. This time the pair will go head to head on the undercard of the heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin at Matchrooms Fight Camp.
When Is Katie Taylor Fighting?
Taylor will take on Persoon this Saturday, the 22nd of August.
Where Can I Watch The Fight? How To Watch Taylor v Persoon?
You can catch the fight on Sky Sports Box Office. The fight will also be available on DAZN in select countries.
What Time Will Katie Be Fighting?
This is a tough one as it depends on when the other fights on the card go. Taylor v Persoon is the second last fight on the card. It won't take place any earlier than 9pm, with the most likely time for Katie's match being around 9:30pm on Saturday.
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What Happened Last Time?
As mentioned before, the last time these two met Katie secured her status as undisputed lightweight champion.
Peerson was furious when she lost the fight last time out thinking that she should have been the one whose hand was lifted in victory.
According to Promoter Eddie Hearn the previous fight between the pair last summer has been eating away at Taylor ever since.
She's very quiet, very humble but at the same time she's got a bee in her bonnet about this particular fight," said Hearn.
"Last June one of the best fights I've ever witnessed. At Madison Square Garden, twenty-thousand people on their feet for Persoon against Taylor.
"But the question marks were should Persoon have got that victory and that's eaten her up during this period." he said
The Fight Card
- Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin (WBC interim heavyweight title)
- Katie Taylor vs Delfine Persoon (undisputed lightweight title)
- Martin Bakole vs Sergey Kuzmin (heavyweight)
- Luther Clay vs Chris Kongo (WBO global welterweight title)
- Jack Cullen vs Zak Chelli (super middleweight)
- Alen Babic vs Shawndell Terell Winters (heavyweight)