Katie Taylor (7-0, 4KOs) makes the first defence of her WBA lightweight title against Jessica McCaskill (5-1, 3KOs) at London’s York Hall on Dec. 13.
The 31-year-old from Ireland impressed in claiming the belt from Argentina’s Anahi Sanchezto the title on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s win over Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff last month.
McCaskill, 33 and from Chicago, will fight outside of America for the first time as she fights for her first world title and is going in a huge underdog.There are a host of young, talented fighters on the undercard, including Olympians Lawrence Okolie, Josh Kelly, Joe Cordina and Conor Benn.
Plus unbeaten Super-Featherweight talent Martin J. Ward can add another title to his impressive collection as he faces former champion Juli Giner for the vacant European title.
Light-Heavyweights Jake Ball and Miles Shinkwin clash in a tasty contest, Birmingham’s unbeaten Super-Bantamweight talent Gamal Yafai, future Cruiserweight rivals Lawrence Okolie and Isaac Chamberlain look to further stoke the fire for a 2018 clash, Team GB Rio Olympian Joe Cordina in action for the sixth time in the paid ranks and more Matchroom Boxing stars to be added.
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