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Katie Taylor To Headline Historic Women’s Triple-Header

Katie Taylor will headline a historic triple-header of women’s world title fights next month, on November 14.

As expected, Taylor will fight Spain’s Miriam Gutierrez in her mandatory title defence of the four World lightweight belts which she holds.

The fight will take place on Saturday, November 14. The venue hasn’t been confirmed yet, although it is understood that it will take place in an indoor arena in Essex without spectators.

This bout will be Taylor’s 17th professional fight and she is yet to be beaten. The Bray fighter’s opponent, Miriam Gutierrez previously held the WBA’s interim World title since November 2019. Gutierrez, 37, is also undefeated, with 13 wins to her name.

Katie Taylor headlines the card alongside two other women’s world title fights including bouts for English duo Terri Harper and Rachel Ball [WBA bantamweight title], against Katharina Thanderz and Ebanie Bridges [WBC super featherweight title].

This is the second time Taylor will be the main event on the televised professional event. She previously headlined in London’s York Hall back in 2017 when she defeated Jessica McCaskill.

Speaking after the announcement of the fight, Taylor recognized the challenge of the quick turnaround of fights after only recently Delfine Persoon in August, but is happy to have the certainty of another fight in uncertain times.

“When I turned professional it was a bit of step into the unknown in terms of how it all would go so to have these opportunities to headline cards is something I never take for granted,” said Taylor.

“It’s been a pretty quick turnaround from my last fight but I’m always looking towards the next challenge and I really wanted to fight again before the end of the year.

“The pandemic has obviously made it a very uncertain time in terms of scheduling fights so I’m really excited to have a date to focus on.

“I’m expecting a very tough fight against an undefeated challenger, but I’ve been back in training camp in the US for the past couple of weeks and I’m looking forward to successfully defending my titles on 14 November.” Her Spanish challenger believes tackling Taylor will be her toughest test yet.

Her Spanish challenger believes tackling Taylor will be her toughest test yet.

“I am very happy, eager, and excited,” said Gutierrez. “I am preparing myself 100% for this fight with Katie. This is the great challenge that I have pursued in my sports career to be able to fight for the undisputed crown.”

All three fights will be shown live on Sky Sports in Ireland and the UK and on DAZN in the US.

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