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Katie to make quick return to ring before April homecoming fight


Katie Taylor will fight again in December prior to a massively anticipated homecoming bout in 2018

Following the Bray legend’s first world professional title win on Saturday night, she today confirmed she’ll headline a show in England on 15 December and following this will prepare for a huge fight in Ireland in April in which she’ll hope to become a unified world champion.

It was thought that an eye injury picked up in her points victory over Argentine Anahi Sanchez in Cardiff on Saturday night would rule her out of action until next year so today’s announcement has come as a bit of a surprise.

Speaking to RTE Sport earlier she confirmed the exciting news:

“I’m really excited. It’s been absolutely phenomenal boxing in the UK these last 11 months… but it was always in the pipeline to box at home in Dublin at some stage.

“I can’t wait for that homecoming fight.

“It has been an incredible journey since I have turned pro. To grab my first world title was a great moment for myself and my family. As I said before, the best is yet to come.

“When I first turned pro, I wanted to unify the division. There’s a lot of great champions out there in and around my weight division. There’s potentially some super fights out there in the future. Next year in Dublin we plan on unifying the belts and it’s going to be a huge night for Irish sport.

“It’s something I’ve always dreamed of.”

Although an opponent and venue have yet to be confirmed, her promoter Eddie Hearn said ABO American champion Jessica McCaskill is his preferred opponent for Taylor.