Date: 15th November 2017 at 5:32pm
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Fresh from winning her WBA world lightweight title, against the Argentine fighter, Anahi Sanchez, in Cardiff last month, Katie Taylor is set to make her first defence of her belt.

News broke today that 31-year-old Taylor will be topping the bill at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, on Wednesday 13 December.

Her opponent on that night will be the American fighter Jessica McCaskill, a 33-year-old who has won five out of her six professional bouts, compared to the champion who has a record that reads seven wins from seven fights.

Talking about the fight, Taylor has remarked to the media,

‘I’m more than happy to give her the opportunity and I certainly won’t be avoiding anyone as a champion.

‘I truly believe this is only the start of things for me. I want all the belts and the biggest possible fights over the next few years.’

As for her opponent, it will be the first time McCaskill will have fought outside of the US with the American remarking,

‘I have a lot of respect for this sport and for Katie Taylor, but I will be bringing that belt and respect back with me.

‘I want to be known as the number one in America and the world title is definitely the goal.’

It should be an interesting nights boxing at the famous old venue.