Katie Taylor will defend her status as the undisputed lightweight world champion against unbeaten Argentinian Karen Elizabeth Carabajal at the OVO Arena Wembley on October 29.
The fighter, who moved Amanda Serrano in a thriller with points in the first women’s tournament to headlines Madison Square Garden in April, will feature her WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO titles on the line.
She had never fought professionally before in her homeland. But there are speculations about competing at this year’s Croke Park against Puerto Rico’s Serrano or mixed martial arts stars Holly Holm and Cris Cyborg.
However, Taylor (21-0, 6KOs) will return to where she made her paid debut in November 2016 to face off against opponents outside of her native Argentina.
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“It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 6 years since I made my professional debut there. So it’s nice to go back now and make headlines,” Taylor said.
“It’s been a wonderful journey so far. But there are still a lot of great fights for me. And I am excited about what is yet to come.”
Carabajal, promoted by former two-division world champion Marcos Maidana, has won a total of 19 fights since turning professional.
“I was very happy when I received an offer to challenge Katie,” said Caravajal, who is 32 years younger than Taylor. “Hard work has paid off. I didn’t even think for the slightest bit about having Katie win. The whole belt would come back to Argentina with me.”