DAZN has announced that Katie Taylor will defend her lightweight titles against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal in London next month.
When it comes to discussing who the greatest female fighters of all-time are, it’s near enough impossible to leave Katie Taylor out of the conversation. The Irish sensation is 21-0 and has spent the last few years firmly cementing her legacy as one of the best, not just of this generation, but in the history of the sport – and that’s not an exaggeration.
Her most recent appearance came back in April when she went toe to toe with Amanda Serrano in what was billed as one of the biggest fights ever. After overcoming some early adversity, Taylor managed to grind out the victory and retain her belts.
A fresh challenge awaits
This time around, Taylor will have to take on an entirely different kind of challenge in the form of Karen Elizabeth Carabajal.
The 32-year-old Argentine holds an unbeaten 19-0 record with the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring female lightweight titles being on the line in what will easily serve as the biggest fight of the veteran’s career.
The contest will go down at Wembley Arena in London, with Taylor hoping a win here could give her the platform to return to Ireland for a homecoming fight next year.
Hearn looks ahead to a big night
“I’m delighted to see Katie back in action following her epic victory over Amanda in a historic night in New York,” said Eddie Hearn. “Katie is one of the superstars of boxing and more than that a pioneer for women’s sport, and it’s great to have her return to the arena that she made her debut in 2016. It’s always an honour to stage Katie’s fights and I have no doubt that after her fight of the year with Amanda in April, a new wave of fans will pack the Wembley Arena to see this icon perform against the tough, hungry and unbeaten Argentine.
“We have a great card in support of the main event, Jordan mixes it with the always dangerous Spanish legend Kiko, Caoimhin continues his march to major titles, Gary fights for the first time with Matchroom, Johnny brings his Bosh Army of brilliant fans back to Wembley and unbeaten talents John and Jordan take their next steps in their fledgling careers. It’s going to be a fantastic night in the capital.”