Date: 1st November 2017 at 11:44am
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After becoming the WBA lightweight champion of the world, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on Saturday night, Katie Taylor is set for a quick return to the ring.

It has been announced that Taylor will make her first defence of the WBA lightweight title on 15 December in England.

No opponent or venue has yet been announced but Eddie Hearn, her promoter, wants Taylor to fight the ABO American champion, Jessica McCaskill.

There had been doubts as to whether Taylor would fight again this year after the fighter picked up a cut in her title winning fight against Anahi Sanchez on Saturday.

But, it seems that the cut wasn?t as bad as first feared and Katie has been given the all-clear to box.

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

‘It’s going to be a great end to the year, I hope.?

However, it seems that Taylor?s desire, next year, is to fight in Dublin, with the boxer further adding,

‘I’m really excited – it’s been absolutely phenomenal boxing in the UK these last 11 months.

‘But it was always in the pipeline to box at home in Dublin at some stage. I can’t wait for that homecoming fight.

‘When I first turned pro I wanted to unify the division. Next year in Dublin we plan on unifying the belts and it’s something I’ve always dreamed of.’

We?ll inform you when it is revealed who Taylor?s opponent is on the 15 December and where the venue will be.