Katie Taylor's next fight has been announced for March in Philadelphia
"The road to undisputed is on."
Katie Taylor's next fight has been announced and it is a big one.
Taylor will take on Rose Volante, the WBO lightweight champion, in Philadelphia in March.
Katie's promoter Eddie Hearn announced the bout on Twitter on Friday evening.
I’m over the moon to confirm contracts are signed for @KatieTaylor to unify against WBO champ Rose Volante on our big paddy’s day weekend show in Philly in March. Full card announced soon - the road to undisputed is on ☘️ @DAZN_USA @SkySportsBoxing pic.twitter.com/UEvHJIe4GK
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) January 11, 2019
Taylor already holds the IBF and WBA titles, and the Bray fighter has a perfect record of 12 wins from 12 professional bouts, five by knockout. She will get her chance in March to claim her third belt in the sport.
Katie's upcoming opponent Volante has yet to taste defeat in her professional career. The 36-year-old Brazilian has won all 14 of her bouts, eight by knockout.
More details about the card are due to be announced soon.
The fight announcement comes just a day after Taylor was named the best pound-for-pound female professional boxer in the world by BoxRec, the sport's official record keeper.