Date: 20th February 2018 at 5:36pm
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The professional boxing career of Katie Taylor has flourished since the Irish lady turned professional.

In a matter of no time, Taylor became the WBA lightweight world champion when she beat Anahi Sanchez in October. Since then she?s made a successful defence against Jessica McCaskill and now it has been announced she?ll be fighting in a unification fight next.

Taylor will be going head-to-head with the rugged Argentinian IBF title holder, Victoria Bustos, in New York, on 28 April.

Bustos won her IBF belt in 2013 and has made six defences and will prove to be a stiff test for Taylor.

However, Taylor is looking forward to the bout, the Barclays Centre, where she?ll appear on the under-card of the Daniel Jacobs v Maciej Sulecki fight, remarking to the media,

‘Becoming unified champion is very important to me.?

‘Last year was great but I’m not really one for looking back and it’s all about the next challenge.

‘I believe that winning my first world title as a pro is just the start of it, I want to fight all the other champions and unify the lightweight division.

‘Bustos is one of the longest reigning champions in women’s boxing so I’m expecting a very tough fight. I’ve been back in training camp in Connecticut since the beginning of the month so the hard work has started and I’m excited to have the chance to win another world title.

‘I got a great reception when I fought there last year so I’m really looking forward to boxing there again. It’s a unification fight and the Barclays Center is a fitting venue for a big fight like that.’

It should be a cracking fight and we wish Katie every success.