Katie Taylor bids to become two-weight world champion in Manchester live on Sky Sports

Katie Taylor can develop into a two-weight world winner when she struggles Christina Linardatou for the WBO super-lightweight belt on November 2, live on Sky Sports.
The Irish star was crowned as the undisputed lightweight champion following a hard-fought triumph over Delfine Persoon in June and currently targets a world title in a higher weight class at Manchester Arena, together with Anthony Crolla’s farewell battle and Joshua Buatsi’s WBA light-heavyweight title eliminator from Blake Caparello.
Taylor is currently relishing her WBO title clash in the event and fully intends to cement her status as the world’s greatest female fighter in the future.
„I had a number of my early pro fights at the Manchester Arena and to come back in November and headline a card there a couple years on is awesome,“ said Taylor.
„It’s played host to a huge nights at boxing background so I’m honoured to be a part of that tradition.
„It’s a new challenge at a brand new weight and something I’m really excited about. I feel as though I have much left to achieve in the sport and getting a world champion is one of these goals.
„There are still so many enormous fights out there for me like the Amanda Serrano struggle, a rematch with Delfine Persoon along with a struggle with Cecilia Br??khus but the first goal is November 2 and winning a second world title.
„I don’t have any problems making lightweight so I believe I can move smoothly between the two weights. I want to push myself and Christina is an excellent world champion, so it will be a major test for me.“
However, Linardatou, with 1 reduction and 12 wins, believes she can inflict a first defeat Taylor.
„I plan on leaving England with my title,“ she said. „If I want to knock on Katie Taylor out as a way to retain the name, that is what I will do.“

Mancunian Crolla contributes to the scene of his triumph, a stoppage win to make the WBA belt in November 2015, along with the 32-year-old will have one fight after falling short against champion Vasiliy Lomachenko before this year.
Buatsi ceased Ryan Ford in seven rounds but if be given a sterner struggle contrary to Australian Caparello, a former world title challenger, who’s shared the ring with Sergey Kovalev and Andre Dirrell.
Felix Cash also defends his Commonwealth middleweight title against English Champion Jack Cullen and Gamal Yafai can take the next step towards a name in the featherweight division.
„I’m so happy to be back in Manchester with this huge show,“ explained Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn.
„Katie Taylor is now established as one of the biggest stars on the planet boxing and she bids to make more history by turning into a multi-weight world champion by hard WBO super-lightweight winner Christina Linardatou.

„Hometown hero Anthony Crolla rolls out the dice one more time since he takes part in his final battle in the game in the stadium that has hosted so many epic poem Anthony Crolla nights.
„Even the stabilisers are off for Joshua Buatsi since he takes a massive step up against tough Australian Blake Caparello in a WBA world title eliminator and there is a brilliant domestic middleweight conflict between Commonwealth champ Felix Cash along with English champ Jack Cullen.
„There’s a lot more under those four conflicts on what will be a huge night of boxing.“
Adam Smith, Head of Sky Sports Boxing, stated:“We are totally delighted to be showing the best female boxer in the world back on Sky Sports on this huge show. This is yet another major evaluation for Katie Taylor as the lightweight winner proceeds to cement her legacy and takes on all comers.
„Katie is really a marvellous ambassador and inspiration to so many and we are delighted to be working so closely with her because we look to feature the very best in boxing and in women’s sport on Sky“

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