Boxing

Katie Taylor Title Defence To Be Shown Free While Joshua Calls Taylor A ‘Phenomenon’

Sky Sports have revealed that they will make this Saturday’s Fight Night boxing – including undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor’s defence against Miriam Gutierrez – available to all via multiple digital platforms.

Included in this will be Katie Taylor’s seventeenth professional fight, as she takes on Miriam Gutiérrez in her mandatory title defence of the four World lightweight belts she holds. Gutierrez previously held the WBA’s interim World title since and like Taylor, is undefeated.

The fight will be live on YouTube and Facebook, as well as on Sky Sports. This strategy is part of Sky Sport’s commitment to women’s sport.

Taylor is headlining a historic triple-header of women’s world title fights. Also on the boxing card is Terri Harper’s WBC super-featherweight defence against Katharina Thanderz and Rachel Ball’s WBA bantamweight title fight with Jorgelina Guanini.

Adam Smith, Sky Sports Head of Boxing Development, said: ”We’re delighted to be able to make Saturday’s triple-header of women’s world title fights, a world first, available to a wider audience to showcase some of the brightest talents in the sport.

“We’ve been with Katie from the beginning of her professional journey and are proud to be a part of the boom we’re seeing in women’s boxing. Through live streaming the action, we are able to bring more boxing fans closer to the hard-hitting action than ever before with this world first.”

Eddie Hearn, managing director of Matchroom Sport, said: “This is more ground-breaking news that helps us push women’s boxing to where it needs to be.

“The momentum of the last few years led by Katie Taylor has been special to watch but we have still got a long way to go. Nights like Saturday change the narrative of the sport, and as I have said before, it’s not men’s boxing and it’s not women’s boxing, it’s just boxing.

“Katie Taylor is a trailblazer and it is only right that she headlines this card on Saturday on a moment that we have all been working towards for a very long time,” he added.

HerSport Editor

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