Bray’s boxing superstar Katie Taylor aims for a massive year ahead in 2018. The newly crowned WBA lightweight champ already has her plans mapped out with a headline slot already confirmed on Sky Sports on Friday Dec 15th in London. This will be a historic night as it will be the first time a female boxer has headlined on Sky Sports.
Into 2018, and Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn has already earmarked a homecoming defence for Taylor –
“The big homecoming, we’re looking at March or April,” said Hearn.
“That’s the plan, to unify the division in Spring, next year. Brian Peters keeps going on about going to Boston in March. We have everything in play, but we have to come to Dublin in 2018 there is no doubt about that, hopefully March or April, we have America as well, but are not ruling out other countries.”
“It’s all about spreading the gospel and that fight on Saturday went out to 180 countries around the world. Obviously she’s huge here in Ireland, and although the plan is to grow the Katie Taylor brand all over the world, ultimately we need to return here and have that big fight.”
Taylor has her sights firmly set on the big names out there and wont shy away from any challenge as she aims to unify the division –
” The plan was always to unify the belts and take over the lightweight division, this fight was the start of that I hope.
“There are a lot of great champions in and around this weight category. Why not fight them all?
“I want to fight all the big names in women’s boxing. Fights like the last one only elevate the sport so I would love to be in big, big super-fights in the future.”