Already a transcendent amateur, Katie Taylor is now 15-0 as a professional. In what was her ninth world title fight since switching to the paid ranks in November 2016, Saturday’s triumph means Taylor has become Ireland’s third ever dual-weight title-holder.
While promoter Eddie Hearn yesterday claimed he is keen to spread the Katie Taylor “gospel”, manager Brian Peters insisted he has no concerns over the new world champion’s surprisingly quick ring resurrection being scheduled for next month.
Katie Taylor is eagerly anticipating her first world professional title fight against Argentina’s Anahi Esther Sanchez, according to manager Brian Peters, who claims the WBA belt holder was the only champion willing to fight the Bray woman in Cardiff next month.
Katie Taylor is aiming to record her second professional win in double-quick time tonight, while the Bray woman’s opponent, Viviane Obenauf, has joked that she will not resort to any Mike Tyson ear-biting tactics in a bid to cause a shock upset.