WBC, WBO, IBF, WBA champion Katie Taylor is looking at a date in October for her next ring return.
Last month, Taylor went through to the toughest fight of her career and some felt she was lucky to win a twelve round decision over Delfine Persoon on the Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz undercard at Madison Square Garden.
“I’m going back to America to train next week and my next fight will in October,” said Taylor to balls.ie.
Taylor had expected to face Amanda Serrano in the fall, but there appears to be some issues between Serrano and her promoter Lou DiBella.
“Originally, it was set to be Amanda Serrano, as the boxer’s camp told Balls.ie last month. However, a public and contentious dispute between the American and her promoter means that long-awaited showdown is now unlikely. Taylor’s manager Brian Peters isn’t short of options though, as he matter-of-factly outlines,” Taylor’s manager Brian Peters stated.
“We fought her sister (Cindy) back in October. After that Eddie signed up to a three-fight deal and Amanda had one of those fights. She committed and then whatever has happened between Amanda and Lou (DiBella), I’m not sure. He certainly signed a contract. It will be sorted in due course but like everything you need the platform, the build-up, she has to get another fight. We have loads of other plans, journeys, routes to take. We’re certainly not stuck for options.”
Peters has also mentioned the idea of having Taylor face UFC star Holly Holm, who at one time was one of the top female boxing stars in the sport – but then jumped over to MMA for better money and opportunities.
However, last Saturday Holm was knocked out in one round by UFC champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 239.
“I talked before [to her camp], I know her manager quite well. It was a bad defeat at the weekend. These talks, it can take ages, but when Mayweather and McGregor was first mentioned everyone laughed and thought it was impossible,” Peters said.
And as far as a rematch with Persoon, Taylor said – “The rematch will definitely happen at some stage.”