Katie Taylor v Firuza Sharipova: Everything you need to know about Irish fighter's title defence 8 months ago

Katie Taylor v Firuza Sharipova: Everything you need to know about Irish fighter's title defence

The fight takes place on Saturday, December 11.

Katie Taylor returns to the ring on Saturday night in Liverpool. The Irish boxer will defend her world titles against Firuza Sharipova. Here is everything you need to know about the bout, including fight time, streaming information and details about Sharipova, Taylor's opponent.


Where and when is Katie Taylor fighting?

Taylor, 35, will compete in her 20th professional bout on Saturday night at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool. The fight is on the undercard to the main event of the night, Conor Benn v Chris Algieri.

The Bray boxer has yet to taste defeat in her professional career and has a perfect record of 19 wins, six by KO.


At the amateur level, Taylor is a five-time world champion, a six-time European champion and the 2012 Olympic champion at lightweight level.

Who is Katie Taylor's opponent Firuza Sharipova?

Sharipova is a 27-year-old boxer from Kazakhstan, who has a record of 14-1 in her professional career so far. At amateur level, she won national championships at lightweight and light welterweight levels.

In her last bout, Sharipova, who has been a professional boxer since 2016, beat Liubov Beliakova via TKO in the second round of their contest. This is her first bout in the UK.


Sofya Ochigava, Katie Taylor's defeated opponent in the 2012 Olympic final, will be in Sharipova's corner for the fight.

Katie Taylor v Firuza Sharipova: What is at stake?


Taylor will defend her WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and Ring magazine lightweight world titles in the fight.

Sharipova is the mandatory challenger for the Irish boxer's WBA lightweight title, but every belt will be on the line in the bout. The contest is scheduled for 10 rounds.

Katie Taylor v Firuza Sharipova: How do I stream the bout?

DAZN will show the fight live and a subscription costs €7.99 per month. You can stream the bout live on your smart TV, mobile, tablet, computer or games console.

For more information, just click here.


Katie Taylor fight time

Katie Taylor v Firuza Sharipova: What time does the fight start?

The card gets underway at 7 pm on Saturday night.

Taylor v Sharipova is the penultimate bout of the evening, so the fight should begin at around 9 pm.

Taylor v Sharipova: What are the odds?

The Irish fighter is the heavy favourite to win. At the time of writing, you can get odds of 1/25 for her to record victory. Sharipova is 10/1 and the draw is 33/1. (All odds are via Paddy Power and are correct as of Thursday afternoon).

Should Taylor lose, there would be a rematch.