Date: 28th October 2017 at 11:43am
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Tonight, in Cardiff, Katie Taylor has a chance to win the WBA world lightweight belt.

Matched against the Argentine fighter Anhi Sanchez, who has a record of 17 wins from 19 fights, Taylor enters the fight with just 6 fights against her name, all wins.

At the weigh-in, on Friday, Sanchez failed to make the weight at the initial weigh-in coming in a pound over the lightweight limit.

A second visit to the scales also saw the Argentine fail to make the limit and it looked as if the fight was in serious jeopardy.

However, talks between the two parties resulted in the fight going ahead, with the title being declared vacant meaning it will become Taylor?s property if she wins but if Sanchez wins the title will still be vacant.

Talking to the media bout her big night, Taylor remarked to the media,

‘This is the biggest night of my career. I’m so excited about it.

‘These are the sort of fights that are going to elevate women’s boxing. It’s definitely a big step up.

‘I’ve had a great 10-11 week training camp in America. These are the sort of challenges I relish and I can’t wait for it.’

Let?s hope Katie does the business and become a world champion in only her seventh fight.