Undisputed World Lightweight champion, Katie Taylor returns to the ring on Saturday November 14 when she headlines a Word title triple header in an historic evening of boxing live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.
Taylor improved her perfect professional record to 16 straight wins without defeat in August as she retained her titles with a unanimous decision win in her rematch with Delfine Persoon.
Now the Bray woman will put her World Titles on the line once more against mandatory challenger Miriam Gutierrez. Like Taylor the Spaniard is undefeated in the professional ranks with 13 straight wins and in her last outing captured the WBA’s Interim World Title with a win over Keren Batiz.
“I’m delighted to be headlining another fight night on Sky Sports,” said Taylor. “When I turned professional it was a bit of step into the unknown in terms of how it all would go so to have these opportunities to headline cards is something I never take for granted.
“It’s been a pretty quick turnaround from my last fight but I’m always looking towards the next challenge and I really wanted to fight again before the end of the year. The pandemic has obviously made it a very uncertain time in terms of scheduling fights so I’m really excited to have a date to focus on.
“I’m expecting a very tough fight against an undefeated challenger, but I’ve been back in training camp in the US for the past couple of weeks and I’m looking forward to successfully defending my titles on November 14.”
“I am very happy, eager and excited,” said Gutierrez. “I am preparing myself 100% for this fight with Katie. This is the great challenge that I have pursued in my sports career, to be able to fight for the undisputed crown.”
On the undercard England’s Terri Harper will defend her WBC Super Featherweight title against Norway’s Katharina Thanderz while a third World title fight on the bill will see Rachel Ball and Ebanie Bridges contest the vacant WBA Bantamweight crown.