Katie Taylor already has her next two fights lined up and they're both huge for her legacy
It really makes you wonder who can stop Katie Taylor.
Taylor's reign of dominance continued on Friday night, when she claimed the WBO lightweight title with a typically straightforward victory over Rose Volante in Philadelphia.
The win pushed Taylor to 13-0 as a professional and positioned her perfectly for the opportunity to become undisputed lightweight champion.
And that's precisely the plan, according to her promoter, Eddie Hearn.
Hearn has revealed that a deal is agreed in principle for the Bray boxer to fight WBC champion Delfine Persoon on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's upcoming clash with Jarrell Miller on June 1.
"I don’t wanna jinx it, but we have a deal in principle," Eddie Hearn said on Saturday night, via talkSPORT.
"The team have definitely shown an interest an given us an ‘in principle’ deal to fight on June 1.
"I wanted to get tonight out of the way because I didn’t wanna start signing contracts until we got through tonight.
"They’ll get one on Monday and if they’re true to their word – which I believe they will be – then it will be announced in the next two weeks."
Not one to do anything by half measures, Taylor is looking a move ahead and is eyeing a clash with the division-jumping Amanda Serrano.
Serrano remarkably became a champion in a seventh different weight class tonight https://t.co/DH914oxVDE
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) January 19, 2019
Having added the vacant WBO light welterweight title to her collection last September, Serrano remarkably dropped to 115lbs in January and won the WBO super flyweight belt.
With the captivating storyline of Taylor beating Serrano's older sister, Cindy, in October, a meeting with the more successful Serrano sibling feels like something of an inevitability.
"Serrano’s contracted to fight Katie," Hearn added.
"She’s due to have one more fight which will be in May/June and then fight Katie Taylor. So we hope that happens as well."