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Katie Taylor to defend WBA title against Jessica McCaskill

  • Katie Taylor will face Jessica McCaskill at London’s York Hall on December 13
  • The 31-year-old from Ireland won the title against Argentina’s Anahi Sanchez
  • American McCaskill will fight outside the United States for the first time

Katie Taylor is to make the first defence of her WBA lightweight title against Jessica McCaskill at London’s York Hall on December 13.

The 31-year-old from Ireland impressed last month in winning it against Argentina’s Anahi Sanchez on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s defeat of Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

McCaskill, 33 and from Chicago, will fight outside of America for the first time on the Matchroom bill.

Katie Taylor is to make the first defence of her WBA lightweight title on December 13

Taylor will defend the strap against Jessica McCaskill at London's York Hall 

Taylor will defend the strap against Jessica McCaskill at London’s York Hall 

The event comes just four days before they also stage the rematch between David Haye and Tony Bellew at The O2 Arena.

‘This is only the start of things for me,’ said Taylor. ‘I want all the belts and the biggest possible fights over the next few years.’

McCaskill, meanwhile, noted: ‘I want to be known as the number one in America and of course the world title is definitely the goal.’

Olympic gold medalist Taylor has won all seven of her professional bouts, four of those victories coming by knockout.  

The 31-year-old from Ireland (left) won the title against Argentina's Anahi Sanchez (right)

The 31-year-old from Ireland (left) won the title against Argentina’s Anahi Sanchez (right)

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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